3 reasons Saints’ Drew Brees can win his first MVP in 2020
The offseason addition of Emmanuel Sanders was a huge addition the receiving corps for this season.
The Saints were hoping former third-round pick WR Tre’Quan Smith would emerge this past year, but ended with only 18 catches, 226 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Ted Ginn Jr., the Saints 35-year-old receiver managed to collect 12 more catches than the 2nd-year player.
Sanders and Michael Thomas will round out the starting receivers, while the tight end role will be heavily involved with Jared Cook. Cook made a huge splash with the Saints as the year progressed, easing the minds of some who thought this may have been a bad signing.
Brees will also have the comfort of dumping the ball to running back Alvin Kamara again as one of the most explosive out-of-the-backfield players in the NFL today.
An underrated form of help comes from change of pace back Latavius Murray who showed no mercy to defenders in his first season with New Orleans. The better the running game flows, the harder it becomes to predict what Sean Payton will do next.