Key No. 3: Drew Brees playing up to expectations
Drew Brees is a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback. When you have an asset like that, he needs to live up to those expectations. He might be over 40 years old, but Drew Brees can still throw like the star that we know he is.
Expectations for a quarterback like that though can be tough to live up to.
Brees needs to throw for over 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns next season. That shouldn’t be too tall of a task with the added weapons he got this offseason. He was on pace for those if he had played all 16 games in 2019.
In Brees’ best seasons, he threw for 5,400 yards and 46 touchdowns. Granted, that was years ago, but that player is still in there and if the Saints have a shot at winning Brees’ second Lombardi trophy, he is going to have to earn it.
After all, he is on a three-year streak of leading the league in completion percentage.
We all want the same thing — a party in New Orleans next February. A second Super Bowl victory for the Saints would be a huge boost for the city. However, these three things must be completed for them to win it all this season.