Drew Brees, Quarterback
Since joining Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints in 2006, Drew Brees has been one of the best players in the entire league. Up until now, he has led the league six times in passing yards and has made the trip to the Pro Bowl an impressive nine times. Those are amazing numbers when you realize that the Saints hold a record of 14-18 over the last two seasons. Brees continues to tear up secondaries all over the league.
In 2015 Brees rather surprisingly didn’t make cut, despite leading the league in yards with 4,870. This came even though Brees missed the game against the Panthers in Week 3 and dealt with injuries for most of the season.
So, what will make Drew Brees a Pro Bowler in 2016? First of all, Brees lost one of his favorite targets in Benjamin Watson this offseason to the Baltimore Ravens, but the front office made up for it by acquiring Coby Fleener from the Indianapolis Colts and drafting Michael Thomas from Ohio State in the second round. Fleener will arguably give Brees a weapon he hasn’t had since Jimmy Graham was traded last offseason. He has the size and the speed Brees looks for in a tight end, and he should see a lot of targets.
Combine that with the 6-foot-3 wide receiver Michael Thomas, Brees has even more weapons than last year. So, if Brees performs somewhere close to his usual high level and the Saints improve their record, then he should almost be a lock for the Pro Bowl in 2016.
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