Drew Brees, Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback, is primed for one of the best seasons of his career as the team has loaded the offense this offseason.
Two pass-catching tight ends. Two dominant receivers. One versatile running back. And, a primed Drew Brees ready for one last run at his second Super Bowl is what the New Orleans Saints are looking at as they enter this season.
They’ve surrounded Brees with enough weapons for him to have one of his best seasons to date.
Coming into the offseason, the Saints knew they needed to get a few more consistent players for Brees. While they still could use some depth at receiver, the offseason addition of Emmanuel Sanders has given them the No. 2 receiver that they craved all last season.
Sanders, playing in 17 games, totaled over 850 yards for the second straight season last year.
A former two-time Pro Bowler, Sanders made his presence felt last season when he was traded from the Broncos to the 49ers and took over as their No. 1 threat, helping lead the Saints’ NFC opponent to the Super Bowl.
Adam Trautman is the next asset that was added to the team this season. The fourth-round draft pick was considered a steal by many. From Dayton, he caught 70 passes for 916 yards and a solid 14 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-6 rookie target will be a huge mismatch for defenders, and he’ll be the quintessential addition with Brees coming off his third-straight season leading the league in completion percentage.
Those two are just the addition to the Saints’ offense, one that was among the best in the league in 2019. They still have the league’s best receiver in Michael Thomas, an elite tight end in Jared Cook, and an elusive three-time Pro Bowler in Alvin Kamara.
Yes, Drew Brees is aging. Yes, he’s over 40. But, he hasn’t shown too many signs of slowing down yet, and there’s no reason to think with the enhanced targets and improved offensive line that that will change anytime soon.
Get ready, folks, because Drew Brees is coming this season, and he’ll have his sights on a second Super Bowl.