|Week 17 (@ATL) - Average||24.0-38.0||248.0||2.0||0.5||2.5||0||20|
|Week 17 (@ATL) - Dave Richard||19-32||188||2||0||0||0||19|
|Week 17 (@ATL) - Jamey Eisenberg||29-44||308||2||1||5||0||22|
|2014 Season - Average||423.0-635.5||5056.5||39.0||13.0||50.5||0.5||404|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||415-609||5008||41||14||57||0||409|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||431-662||5105||37||12||44||1||398|
|Current Player Ranking: 5|
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Saints' Drew Brees says young receivers keep him sharp
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 36 years old, but the team's young stable of wide receivers helps keep him fresh.
"That's good. That creates a sense of urgency. And I like that. Because it kind of takes me back to basics, too," Brees said, per the Times Picayune. "All of a sudden I have to communicate and verbalize a route or a concept or a thought process in regards to something, so it just reiterates it to me, hey, what were the origins of this route and how have we developed it over time and how has it evolved? How have we gotten to this point?"
Drew Brees: Garrett Grayson fits in well
|(5/20/15) Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't hate his potential replacement Garrett Grayson, in fact, he likes him, per The Times-Picayune.
"I like him," Brees said. "He's fit in well with our quarterback room. We're guys that we like to have fun, certainly want to work, want to push each other and compete and he falls right in line with that."
Grayson was the Saints' first pick in the third round of this year's NFL draft.
Saints' Payton: I did not speak with Brees before drafting Grayson
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/2/15) Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters he did not speak with Drew Brees prior to the draft, per the team's website. With the 75th overall pick, New Orleans selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson, who will compete with Ryan Griffin and Luke McCown to serve as Brees' backup next season.
"No, no. I think every year we are just constantly evaluating the players at positions," Payton said, per the team's official website. "I think it would be different if all of a sudden we are taking a quarterback in the first round and we had a different vision, but in our case it is pretty clear, we love our starter.
"It gives the young players behind him a chance to mature and develop. Look, nothing is given to any of these guys, you guys have been here long enough to see us operate as a staff. Garrett (Grayson) is going to have to come in and compete with Ryan (Griffin). He is going to have to compete with Luke (McCown), but no."
Saints' first rounder Andrus Peat honored to get to block for Drew Brees
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/1/15) Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He's looking forward to the opportunity to get to block for quarterback Drew Brees.
"That’s such a huge honor to play for the Saints and block for Drew Brees," he told the media on Friday, per Saints.com. "I grew up watching the Saints and him, and it’s pretty special to be playing with them. I’m excited to come in, work, and just get better as a football player."
QB Drew Brees expects to retire with Saints
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/2/15) Despite the trade rumors that were being floated around by the NFL media, Saints quarterback Drew Brees expects to retire with the team, reports the Times-Picayune.
Asked if he planned to retire with the Saints, Brees said, "I do, absolutely."
"But I also understand the reality of the business," he added. "You got to perform, you know. You got to give them reason to keep you around."
"I'll be honest with you, I really did not pay attention one bit," Brees said in an interview Thursday with WWL AM 870 radio.
"This is that time of year where I am very focused on family. ... I have a close enough relationship with everybody within the Saints organization that if something was going on, I would have heard about it from them. If there was any seriousness, you know, reality (to the rumors), that would be discussed. Anything that I hear or get wind of is typically false. False reports."
In 2014, Brees finished with his fewest touchdown passes (33) since 2010. Over his 14 seasons in the NFL, the 36-year-old has thrown for 56,033 yards with 396 touchdowns and 194 interceptions.
|Drew Brees is still in New Orleans, but Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills are not. Losing that much production (1,820 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014) stings a lot, but something caught our eye that suggests that Brees won't be so bad. From 2006 to 2010 -- five years before Jimmy Graham really became a superstar -- Brees averaged 4,583 yards and 31 touchdowns per season with the Saints. Brees topped both of those averages in 2014, being one of five quarterbacks to pass for more than 4,500 yards and one of eight to throw at least 31 touchdowns. Granted, Graham and Stills played a role in that. But with the Saints adding C.J. Spiller and promoting tight end Josh Hill and receiver Nick Toon, not to mention getting back second-year receiver Brandin Cooks, all while rebuilding the O-line, maybe Brees' outlook isn't so bad. He's not worth a Top 30 pick, but to call him a bust or a risky pick is off base. We'd take Brees soon after Matt Ryan gets taken in Round 4 or so in standard leagues. Brees will still be a first-round pick in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
(Updated 4/22/15) |