It took only one drive this preseason for Drew Brees to prove “HE’S THE MAN.”
Saints quarterback Drew Brees, left, and running back Alvin Kamara celebrate a touchdown against the Jets. (Courtesy Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images)[/caption]
Mission. Build an NFL Quarterback. Characteristics – A True Leader, Consistent, Dependable, Record-setter, Family Man, Servant Mentality, and highly important to the NFL team, city, fanbase and community’s success. The Quarterback will be named Drew Brees. In fact, it is Drew Brees.
Brees is arguably THE MAN designed for the job in New Orleans. Brees has not played a meaningful contact game since losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game on January 20, 2019, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Brees’ last play was in overtime against the Rams when Rams LB Fowler struck his arm and caused the interception to Johnson. Fast forward to August 24, 2019. Brees enters the Saints preseason contest versus the New York Jets. New Orleans receives the football first and Brees promptly directs an eight-play, seventy-two-yard drive which ended in a Brees to Michael Thomas touchdown for 19 yards. Brees took only 3:08 minutes to successfully coordinate the one and possibly his only appearance of the preseason. Brees’ stats, 4/6 completions, 68 yards, 1 TD, and a QB rating of 144.4.
The Saints struggled with consistency with Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill at quarterback. However, the offense did produce 26 points and 405 yards on Saturday night inside of MetLife Stadium. New Orleans third-down efficiency was at 42% but again struggled in the redzone to converting 1 of 4 touchdowns at 25% efficiency. The team controlled the time of possession clock at 35:26 minutes to the Jets’24:24 minutes.
This is his view of Brees from the Jets’ preseason game: