Posted: 4/04/2020 3:15 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw an NFL-high 15 touchdowns over the final four games of 2019, tossing at least three touchdowns in every game.
Huddle Up: The Saints have adopted more of a balanced offensive approach in recent years, but Brees has maintained QB1 numbers thanks in large part to his remarkable efficiency. He has thrown 59 touchdowns compared to just nine interceptions over the past two years, completing more than 74 percent of his passes in both seasons.
Posted: 4/01/2020 2:39 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw an on-target pass - defined as a pass that did or would have hit the receiver - on a league-high 84.1 percent of his throws in 2019.
Posted: 3/17/2020 2:35 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees agreed to a two-year deal worth about $50 million with the Saints Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Brees has lost a bit on his arm, but he still has a great situation around him that should keep him a midrange QB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 3/17/2020 3:25 am UTC
Free-agent QB Drew Brees is close to finalizing a deal to remain with the New Orleans Saints, and the deal could be completed Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Brees was still a top-tier fantasy quarterback in 2019 despite the fact he is getting a little long in the tooth. Nothing is expected to change in 2020, and he'll once again be a QB1 in fantasy leagues across the board.
Posted: 3/05/2020 5:34 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees reiterated Thursday, March 5, that he plans to re-sign with the Saints and added that he plans to finish his career in the Big Easy as well. 'Listen, I have no intention of going anywhere,' Brees said Thursday during a charity event. 'I don't care what the offer would be or what the situation might be, I am Who Dat Nation for life.'
Huddle Up: Despite missing five games, Brees finished tied for seventh among QBs with 23.9 fantasy points per game and will once again be in the back end of the QB1 conversation again this summer -- even at age 41.
Posted: 2/27/2020 10:54 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his representation haven't yet had substantive contract talks with the team, according to general manager Mickey Loomis Thursday, Feb. 27, but a contract is expected to get done before the beginning of the new league year (March 18). 'We definitely have a goal to get it done before the league year begins,' Loomis said.
Huddle Up: All be status quo for the Saints' top offensive players in 2020 so long as Brees is re-signed. He'll be a top-end QB1, Michael Thomas will be a top wide receiver, Alvin Kamara will be a top running back and Jared Cook will be a mid-tier TE1.
Posted: 2/18/2020 6:08 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees announced he'll play in 2020.
Huddle Up: Brees was still highly productive despite missing significant time with a thumb injury. His 23.9 fantasy points per game was tied with Russell Wilson for sixth in the league among QBs with at least nine games played. He isn't what he once was physically, but he's still a midrange QB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 2/01/2020 2:09 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would be willing to give more snaps to QB Taysom Hill if both players return in 2020. 'Call the plays that puts us in the best position to win,' Brees said. 'If that means Taysom Hill is taking 30 snaps a game, 25 snaps a game, so be it.'
Huddle Up: Hill had success as a Swiss Army knife for the Saints offense last year, but Brees still delivered QB1 production when healthy. If both players are back next season, Brees should remain a viable fantasy starter, but Hill would be an intriguing stash candidate, especially in dynasty leagues.
Posted: 1/30/2020 6:24 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, a pending free agent, is still performing at a high level, head coach Sean Payton said Thursday, Jan. 30, in an interview on ESPN's First Take. 'The job is for (Brees) is to win, and he's done that,' Payton said. 'Is the ball going down the field the same way? Maybe it's not. And yet his (yards per attempt) and all those things have been real good.'
Huddle Up: Brees, 41, is taking some time this offseason to ponder his future, and if he does decide to commit to another season, count on Payton and the Saints readily handing over the keys as the team's unquestioned starter. In fantasy, Brees will resume his spot as a solid QB1 value.
Posted: 1/30/2020 6:14 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thursday, Jan. 30, that he doesn't expect QBs/pending free agents Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill will all be back with the Saints next season. To have all three of those guys back is probably very unlikely,' Payton said. 'You really appreciate the season you had when you had all three of them.'
Huddle Up: Brees likely holds the key, and if the 41-year-old veteran decides to give it another go in the Big Easy, expect Bridgewater to seek a starting gig elsewhere after filling in admirably during Brees' thumb-injury absence this past season. The versatile, Swiss Army Knife Hill is a true wild card who could get more a shot at regularly playing quarterback somewhere else.