New Orleans Saints: The good, the bad, and the ugly through 11 weeks
There is absolutely no shortage of the good going around inside of the New Orleans Saints locker room. The backups are shining like it’s their spotlight. Michael Thomas is in contention for the NFL MVP. Drew Brees is still one of the greatest of all time, and as an organization, they sit 8-2 — top 5 in the NFL.
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Teddy Bridgewater is the first name that comes to my mind when I think about how the backups have stepped in and led like starters this year. When Brees went down in week 2, Bridgewater did not hesitate to come in and lead the Saints on a 5-0 run till week 8 when Drew came back.
Latavius Murray is another one that comes to mind as he stepped in for Alvin Kamara for two games and ran for over 100 yards in both of them.
Brees has and always will be considered by many to be one of, if not the greatest quarterback of all time. Now in a heated race with Tom Brady to break yet another record, Drew is leaving no doubt in the minds of Saints why he is the face of this franchise. Even after having thumb surgery, he is still proving this fact.
Thomas is having the standout season of his life. He is on pace to not only break the total receiving yards in a season record in the NFL; but also, he is going to break the receptions in a year record in the NFL. Thomas is also on the shortlist for the NFL MVP and would be the first wide receiver ever to do it.