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Are the New Orleans Saints better off without Drew Brees?

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints waves to the crows after his 540th career touchdown pass, for the most in league history, in the third quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints waves to the crows after his 540th career touchdown pass, for the most in league history, in the third quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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For the second time in three years, the Vikings sent the New Orleans Saints packing from the playoffs early in a particularly brutal fashion.

New Orleans Saints fans had to sit on their hands once again and watch in stunned silence as the Kirk Cousins marched the Vikings down the field in overtime, twisting the dagger with another controversial no-call.

Questions surrounding Drew Brees’ future began seconds after officials blew the season dead. The Saints had a rollercoaster season, one that gave fans plenty of reason to question, for the first time, the mortality of their gun-slinging hero.

Prior to the 2019-2020 season, Drew had only missed one game as a Saint, when a bruised rotator cuff clipped him for one game and scared Saints’ fans silly. In 2019, as we all know, Breesus missed five games when he tore a ligament in his throwing thumb in week 2.

Fans panicked and analysts cast us aside.

Wait until next year, right?

But a funny thing happened: Teddy Bridgewater strapped his gloves on, tossed some dimes, and the Saints went 5-0 without their Super Bowl-winning, Hall of Fame quarterback.

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