Saints: 3 reasons why Drew Brees will eclipse 5,000 passing yards

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Saints’ future Hall of Fame QB Drew Brees has taken a lot of heat for declined arm strength, but the fact remains: Brees is still elite.

With that, the Saints offense has even upgraded weapons for Brees. The Saints QB is set up for a 5,000 yd season: sixth in his career.

Drew Brees is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw more than 5,000 passing yards once. The scary part is, Brees has done it “five” times.

Brees hasn’t put up prolific numbers in the last three seasons, but he has put up record-breaking completion percentages with 74.4 in 2018, 74.3 in 2019. He also put up a career-best passer rating last year with a 116.3 rating.

Brees may not be taking huge shots down the field, but he knows how to distribute the football at an elite level. That will be exactly the reason for Brees eclipsing 5,000 passing yards again.

This isn’t the Saints offense that just has two really good WRs, one good TE, and a good O-line. There is even more than the consistent Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara for weapons.

This offense has many weapons for Brees to throw to, and these weapons can make their own plays. This team might have the best WR core and arguably, best TE group in many years. This team thought ahead and drafted an offensive lineman in the first round again.

This Saints offense is stacked from top to bottom, and Brees will have this offense firing at all cylinders.

Let’s take a deeper look at what makes this offense so special, and 3 reasons why Brees will eclipse 5,000 passing yards again.

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