Saints: 3 names who could replace Sean Payton in the event of another postseason collapse
No. 2 Joe Brady
Naysayers of Joe Burrow’s talent will quickly point to the young Joe Brady as a reason why this year’s number one pick is a touch overrated.
Consider that a compliment to the 30-year-old Brady, rather than a slight to the talented Joe Burrow. After spending two years as an offensive assistant for the Saints, Brady took a job as a “Co-OC”, for the LSU Tigers.
Brady helped head coach Ed Orgeron modernize the Tiger’s speedy offensive core, and the quick difference is reflected in Burrow’s stats:
2018: 2894 yards, 16 TDs, 5 int, 57.8% completion, 133.3 QB rating
2019: 5671 yards, 60 TDs, 6 int, 76.3% completion, 202.0 QB rating
Arguably the only difference between the two years is Brady’s presence. The LSU Tigers had, quite possibly, the best passing season in college football history, and they owe it all to a thin redheaded genius who won the Broyles Award for the best assistant coach in college football.
Brady’s analytical, scientific approach to the game of football would grant discipline to a team that under threat of constant danger of testosterone-driven implosion.
That some of his players would be older than he is shouldn’t matter; Brady’s brain alone should be enough to win the respect of even the most seasoned vet.