New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hyped up superstar teammate Alvin Kamara.
The Rish Eisen Show brought on Drew Brees and discussed a myriad of things with him. One of those topics included where Saints current running back Alvin Kamara ranks among players he’s been teammates with in the past.
Let’s just say Brees thinks very highly of his running back, saying that he’s “way up there”. “It’s pretty amazing,” Brees said of Kamara. He talks up his versatility, his NFL IQ, and just his overall personality.
Brees isn’t wrong.
Throughout his career, he hasn’t had many running backs, if any, that were on the same level of Kamara. He broke out last season as an absolute superstar and he’s primed for an even larger role in the offense with no Mark Ingram this upcoming season.
Totaling a career-high 883 rushing yards and over 1,700 all-purpose yards, the 24-year-old has taken his game to the next level. That said, securing him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Saints got an absolute steal.
Kamara and fellow superstar teammate Michael Thomas have kept the pressure of Brees with their dynamic playmaking. They were certainly a large part of the reason New Orleans finished atop the NFC at 13-3.
Deuce McAllister, Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram are the other notable running backs that’ve accompanied Brees throughout his 18-year career, the majority of which have been spent in New Orleans.
However, Kamara already has easily had the best season of the six and will likely end his career as the best of the group, although still having a long way to go before accomplishing that. Overall, the duo has and will continue to wreck havoc among the NFC.
Brees also discussed his past days as a Charger, the impact of Zion Williamson in New Orleans and the changes to pass interference. All of these were on The Rich Eisen Show and can be found on YouTube.