Quarterbacks with the most to prove in 2016: Drew Brees

Friday May 20th, 2016

“What’s wrong with Drew Brees?” we asked as he scuffled through two disconcerting losses to open 2015 and sat out the next week with a bruised rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. Then he nearly doubled his season passing touchdown total with seven TDs in a Week 7 win over the Giants; then he threw 12 touchdowns and just one interception in December, playing through a partially torn plantar fascia in his foot in the final two games (both Saints wins). Still, Brees is 37, and now that we’ve seen him look human in short spurts, it should be easier to notice when his play takes a step back for good.

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