If you’re looking for an argument for adding another QB in 2018, this might be the best argument to make.
After all, they just got some help from another QB this offseason.
Here’s a rundown of the Saints QBs who have made the most noise in 2018: The first two quarterbacks on the list are signed through 2020, but both were not drafted in 2018.
The third is a restricted free agent, meaning he could not be franchised in 2018 or 2019.
Brees, meanwhile, is a two-time Super Bowl champion who was also the starting QB for the Saints in Super Bowl XLVII.
He has a career record of 17-21, but his stats don’t look great in light of his QB woes.
Brees is the only QB with a higher passer rating than 100 in 2017, and his average rating is just 81.7.
Brees has thrown just five touchdown passes in that span, but they’ve all come in the last three games.
Brees’ average touchdown pass per game (13.7) is tied for fourth-lowest in the league behind Andrew Luck (14.2), Eli Manning (15.2) and Andrew Luck II (15) and is just a hair ahead of Peyton Manning (17.2).
Brees also has thrown more interceptions (12) than touchdowns (10) in that time.
Brees was sacked six times in 2017.
In 2018, he has only been sacked eight times, and has only had one pick (in the playoffs).
The Saints’ defense has allowed just one touchdown on the year.
The Saints rank second in yards allowed per game, third in points per game and fourth in points allowed per attempt.
Brees had only two fumbles in 2017 and has now been sacked 11 times in the first two games of 2018.
Brees and the Saints have allowed the fewest points per drive (1.1) and most yards per drive per game (.892) of any team in the NFL.
The second-year QB has completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 6,913 yards and 22 touchdowns, and only 12 interceptions.
The 2018 Saints defense has surrendered just two touchdowns, but has allowed a total of four touchdowns in those games.
The biggest weakness for the team this year is that the secondary has allowed five rushing touchdowns and is one of just two teams to allow fewer than 10 rushing TDs in 2018 (the other being the Jets).
The 2018 defense was one of the worst in the entire NFL last year, ranking in the bottom three in points surrendered per game.
The secondary had some good plays in 2018 but did not stop the other teams top scoring threat, Antonio Brown.
The next quarterback to be signed after Brees will have to prove he can take over the offense, and Brees should be the clear favorite.