Vargas: Brooks belonged in the Saints HOF

No. 4. Aaron Brooks. Brooks' 120 touchdown passes and 18 game-winning drives for the Saints from 2000 to 2005 are second only to Drew Brees. He threw four touchdown passes in the team's first-ever playoff win against St. Louis, becoming the first NFL quarterback ever to knock out the defending Super Bowl champions in his first postseason start. Show caption
No. 4. Aaron Brooks. Brooks' 120 touchdown passes and 18 game-winning drives for the Saints from 2000 to 2005 are second only to Drew Brees. He threw four touchdown passes in the team's first-ever playoff win against St. Louis, becoming the first NFL quarterback ever to knock out the defending Super Bowl champions in his first postseason start.

For a brief time before Minneapolis enraged New Orleans’ collective conscience on Tuesday by beating out the Crescent City for the gig to host the 2018 Super Bowl, it was Aaron Brooks who primarily drew the ire of Saints fans. The ex-Saints quarterback had been chosen for induction into the team’s Hall of Fame — and he had the audacity to show up to a news conference and express his thanks for the honor! In the middle of the day for everyone to see!