Fervently chasing that elusive second ring, Who Dat Hero Drew Brees duly lands at No. 2 on our New Orleans Saints’ player rankings.
There is a house in New Orleans, they call the Super Dome. And thanks to a wrong turn into the Lower Ninth Ward in 2006, it’s where Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees calls home.
In a way, it was the meeting of two kindred spirits – a city devastated in the wake of incomprehensible tragedy, a quarterback whose career was seemingly destroyed by a ‘one-in-500 injury’.
While hindsight is certainly 20-20, one need only look at Drew Brees’ maniacal rehab from last season’s thumb injury to know those odds mean nothing to the veteran quarterback.
Unquestionably the best free-agent signing in Saints history, and debatably NFL all-time, Drew Brees continues to shatter expectations, the concept of time, and record after record – and yet, he’s forever accursed by always-the-bridesmaid.
Ironically snubbed by our writers of the top ranking, Drew perplexingly never gets the credit he deserves.
He’s been criminally rebuffed for the MVP award, is consistently left out of the all-time-greats conversation, and is generally viewed as the vertically-challenged, red-headed stepchild of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
I never thought we’d be hurling insults with the term “mustards,” but here we are:
I wish I was kidding when I say that, to the talking NFL heads, Drew needs to snap the ball, sprint backward to catch it, toss a Hail Mary, run headfirst through Aaron Donald, and catch the TD in the end zone to be considered a top-5 quarterback.
Have you tried throwing a football at Gumby?
That essentially equates to the atrocious receiving corp of Ted Ginn Jr., Keith Kirkwood, Austin Carr, and Tre’Quan Smith – all of whom achieved a whopping 54 total receptions in 2019. The 2019 Saints were quite literally living on a ‘Michael Thomas never gets a paper cut’ prayer.
Mercifully, for the first time in seasons, Brees is equipped with the offensive weaponry he deserves, and quite frankly requires to flourish.
With Jared Cook primed to have a breakout season, Taysom Hill likely receiving reps with a hefty QB depth chart, the addition of Emmanuel Sanders, and ol’ reliable Michael Thomas, Drew might just cap off a legendary career with one last ring – and the more-than-earned MVP award.
The Saints are coming, and we all know Drew Brees will literally not stop until he gets another shot at a Super Bowl title. Drew for two sounds just about right.