New Orleans Saints Awards Season: Best of the Offense

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
Dec 21, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) gestures after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Lions won, 35-27. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Best of the Best: QB Drew Brees

Thanks to the national media, Drew Brees is a ‘declining player’ on a bad football team in the eyes of so many, so naturally, he wasn’t selected to the Pro Bowl, despite leading the league in passing yards for the sixth time (NFL record) in his career.

Despite the Saints’ disappointing campaign, Drew Brees still did his thing, passing for a league-high 4,870 yards.  It’s the fourth time in the past five years he has finished at the top of the stat sheet when it comes to passing yards, and he even missed a game.  It’s the sixth time in his career he led — a league record in front of Dan Marino’s five.

Brees also finished 2015 with a 101 passer rating, a 68.3 completion percentage, 32 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions, tying his Saints career low in picks.  He did what he was supposed to do and ‘finished strong’, leading New Orleans to a 3-1 record over the final four games after they went on a losing streak that stretched from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6.

Regardless of what his critics say, he was still able to prove the haters wrong, playing at an elite level again this season.  If it wasn’t for No. 9, we’re looking at a 3-13, 4-12 kind of team.  You the real MVP, Drew Brees.

Next: Honorable Mention