3 reasons the Saints should add Matthew Stafford now

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 03: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on January 03, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 03: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on January 03, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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Stafford plays a lot like Drew Brees.

When you think about the New Orleans Saints bringing in another quarterback, there are two ways they can go. They can go with a mobile quarterback who can scramble and rush, or they can go with a pure pocket passer like Brees was.

Stafford would be the latter. He can get out of the pocket but more like Josh Allen than Lamar Jackson. Stafford is 6-foot-3 and has only run for over 200 yards in one season, but he has run for over 100 yards in five seasons which is four seasons better than Brees.

However, Stafford has also thrown for over 4,000 yards in eight out of his last ten seasons including one over 5,000 yards. Brees had 12 seasons over 4,000 yards in his 20-year career including five seasons over 5,000 yards.

Outside of their completion percentage in which Brees is lightyears better, Stafford and Brees have very similar prime seasons. Because of that, the Saints offense including the line who has to protect him should be able to slide into the Saints’ Stafford era seamlessly.

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