Definitely. I can only say that Rodgers, Brady, Manning are better. Brees is about the same except Russell has a much better arm.
Brees just broke the single season passing record- I'd give him a bit more credit than that..
The benchmark for judging the top QBs in the league is changing.
Brees is part of the old school.
Russell is part of the new school.
I'm not sure how this makes your point? RW styles his game after Brees. He only runs the read option because it was effective and he can. If RW could have his way, he'd run the offense JUST like Drew.