Three straight home losses had a lot of people questioning Drew Brees’ long-term status as the Saints QB… until he threw 5 TDs against the Steelers this past week.
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After a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport surfaced over the weekend that the New Orleans Saints were looking into possibly draft a QB high in the 2015 NFL draft as a potential successor to Drew Brees, the Saints’ all-time leading passer openly denied that that was the case.
“…I know it has absolutely no validity to it,” Brees said of the report, via The Times-Picayune. “A lot of time you can look at who’s writing that stuff and you can say ‘all right this guy is trying to make a splash or trying to make a name for himself,’ whatever it might be… In a lot of cases I’m not sure where they get their information, if they just completely make it up or if there are sources that are their cousins.”
At 35 years old Brees has set numerous NFL passing records but has struggled this season as the Saints have fallen to 5-7 and just ended a 3-game losing streak with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. His 312.3 passing yards/game is his lowest since 2010, but he still leads the league in completions, accuracy and is closing in on his 9th consecutive season with over 4,000 yards.