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All people is familiar with the criticism of Drew Brees and talk that, at 41, the Saints quarterback is on his past legs.

He is averaging an NFL-small 4.8 air yards for every toss by means of a few games, in accordance to NFL Subsequent Gen Stats, and his completion share of 70.two is his lowest considering that 2016. His passer score of 106.3, though nevertheless previously mentioned a hundred, ranks only ninth and is under what he did in 2018 (one hundred fifteen.7) and 2019 (116.3).

He does not care, owning said a week back that his career is “not to have the most air yards or toss the ball down the field most.”

Functioning back again Alvin Kamara mentioned Wednesday he does not treatment either.

“I’m high-quality with Drew,” Kamara said. “It’s early in the period. Everyone outside the house of this building has a little something to say and quite actually I do not definitely give a damn. Drew’s confirmed to be 1 of the very best, if not the best, quarterbacks yr in and year out, and I’m anticipating the same this calendar year no mater what’s likely on.

“When you are getting rid of it’s uncomplicated to stage fingers and say this and say that. But we’ll get back again on monitor and every person will shut up.”

He’s correct: If the Saints weren’t one-two, the debate around Brees would not be approximately as loud as it is now. But they are, and it is.