The last 5,000-yard season Drew Brees had was in 2016. Since then, his yards per season has declined each year. In 2017, he threw for 4,334 yards; in 2018, he threw for 3,992 yards; and in 2019, he threw for 2,979 yards, although he did miss five games this past season.
He has also seen his 30-40 touchdown seasons turn into two 20 touchdown seasons twice in the last three seasons. His completions have gone down over the last four years as well as he is throwing fewer passes.
I know he has some stats that have gone up, but the majority of his stats are steadily declining. Because of that reason, the Saints need to move on and Drew Brees needs to call it a career this offseason — sooner rather than later.
Drew Brees is just at that age that continuing to play football puts him and the team at risk. Don’t take that the wrong way though: Brees will forever be a historical player for the team and a landmark person for the city.