In 2001, Drew Brees began his NFL career as a second-round draft pick from Purdue.
Jared Goff was beginning the first grade.
Brees has done pretty well in the 15-plus years since then. The New Orleans Saints icon won a Super Bowl and has passed for 64,180 yards and 454 touchdowns in 227 games.
Goff, the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft by the Rams, has played in one NFL game.
He would like to throw his first touchdown pass Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where two quarterbacks at opposite ends of the career spectrum will meet for the first time.
“Drew’s definitely a guy I grew up a fan of,” Goff said, “a guy I like...