Of these three, Drew Brees has had the longest career by far. He’s more than doubled the combined seasons of Davenport and Kamara. Playing over a decade in the Big Easy, we won’t be tracking back all of Brees’ appearances.
By now, you should know where we’re going with this.
After a Week 2 thumb injury, Brees shared the limelight with Teddy Bridgewater who is now the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback. Bridgewater earned his contract by proving that he’s a winner, going 5-0 in Brees’ absence.
While one of those victories did come at the hand of Dallas by way of a mere four field goals. Bridgewater proved that an adequate quarterback, not necessarily a future first-ball Hall of Famer, can win with this stacked team.
The Saints brought in Jameis Winston this offseason to, in a way, replace Bridgewater. With another competent backup, the Saints should feel confident in their chances if anything happens to Brees.
Is this team far better with these three? Yes, but if they don’t have them on the field, they’re still a dominant organization.