Reason No. 2: Drew Brees can’t throw and would be an ineffectual Saints QB
Drew Brees used to be an incredible passer. In 2022, he would not be able to impact the team the way he did in the past simply because of his weakened arm strength.
The numbers don’t lie, and neither do the game tapes.
Brees’ passing efficiency steadily dropped at the tail end of his NFL career — in 2019 and 2020, he failed to reach the 3,000-yards passing mark and was attempting fewer than 400 passes each season.
Such a decrease in form is only natural, as Brees was reaching 40-years-old and was running on fumes for much of the 2020 season, not to mention dealing with nagging injuries.
Brees is rightfully impressed by the Saints’ current wide receiver room which includes Chris Olave, Jarvis Landry, Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway, and Deonte Harty. Olave and Thomas present very enticing deep threat options while Landry can be effective in the slot, but none of the three projected starters will find success under the arm of a rapidly aging quarterback.
Brees isn’t Brady, who somehow still led the league in passing yards and touchdown passes at 44 years old.
NOLA already suffered through Taysom Hill’s dinosaur arm era in 2021, and the wide receivers deserve better than Hill or Brees in 2022.