Published February 10, 2019 11:06:07 It’s been a dream year for the New Orleans Saints quarterback.
He’s just been to the playoffs for the third straight year, and the team has had the most prolific offense in the NFL for the first time since 2008.
Brees led the NFL in passing efficiency for the second straight year and tied for the league lead in touchdowns and yards.
Brees also became just the sixth quarterback in league history to throw for 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.
In the process, Brees has become the best quarterback to play for the Saints since Brett Favre in 2011.
He has a Super Bowl ring, three MVP awards and two Pro Bowl appearances.
But it’s been an uphill battle for Brees.
He entered the season as the clear No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft and was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Year and MVP.
But Brees struggled with his accuracy and accuracy was a problem for the offense.
In his first six games, Brees had a passer rating of just 46.7 and had an average of 7.4 yards per attempt.
Then Brees returned to form, leading the Saints to the NFC South title and a bye.
In the playoffs, Brees threw for 2 and 11 touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers.
Brees went on to win the MVP.
The Saints will likely miss him again in 2019.
The team will need to replace a top two quarterback in Brees and it will be difficult to find a replacement.
Breeves had an up-and-down year.
He finished with 4,942 yards, the second-most in NFL history behind only Brett Favrry (5,842) and tied with Drew Brees for the most in NFL annals behind Aaron Rodgers (5.442).
Brees also was one of the best quarterbacks in the league at completing 63.2 percent of his passes.
But it was Brees’ accuracy that stood out, averaging 77.8 percent, a career best.
Bears has a history of being inconsistent.
He struggled with the injury bug during his time in the pros and it was apparent that Brees was going to be on the outside looking in.
But the Saints finally addressed that issue when they signed Brees to a long-term deal in 2018.
After his MVP season, Brees was asked about his season.
He told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that he’s “never been more confident in my game.
I feel like I’m doing everything I can do to get back to where I was last year.”
The next season, he led the league in completion percentage (58.7), passing yards (1,913), touchdown passes (33) and yards per completion (8.4).
In 2019, Brees is poised to be the best QB to play in the Super Bowl.
The NFC South champion Saints are going to need Brees to play better to take back the division crown.