Analyzing Brees’ Performance
With a completion percentage under 50 percent, it is safe to say that Drew Brees didn’t play up to his lofty standards against the Chiefs in Week 15.
However, he was clearly hampered with injuries, so the hope was that as he got back into playing shape, he would look more like his peak self.
Overall, there is a lot to be optimistic about. He averaged 12 yards/attempt, and also completed 73 percent of his passes despite not being overly-conservative. Meanwhile, he didn’t take a sack, nor was he close to getting hit much in this game.
At the same time, for the second week in a row, Brees’ overall decision-making was spotty.
He threw two interceptions, and had multiple passes that could have easily been picked off as well; a throw down the field in which Marquez Callaway played the best rep as a cornerback I’ve seen stands out.
Should we worried about Brees’ recent carelessness with the ball in his hands.
Generally, I’d so no, but as his arm strength continues to dwindle, it’s clear his mind and body aren’t in sync. As he comes to grips with his declining arm talent, his interception-worthy plays will go down, but will that happen quickly enough? That remains to be seen.