Can People Wait A Week To Say Drew Brees Is Washed?
One of the fascinations with the National Football League media this season and seasons before it was to spot the washed quarterback. The quarterback doesn’t have it anymore. Week one, it was Tom Brady after his loss to New Orleans. This week, it is Drew Brees. As a Packers fan, I HATE that this narrative is developing around Brees. He isn’t a grudge-like quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, but Brees will want to prove the doubters wrong. Having Brees out there lighting up the Packers and leading people to believe he isn’t washed would not be a good thing. Saints are already 1-1, short week, they do not need any more motivation
Is Brees showing signs of slowing down? Yes, that’s true. He is struggling compared to years past. But still, there is no reason to be declaring his career over in Week 2 of the season. But that’s what the NFL media does. They praise you one week then criticize you the next. If the Packers lose this week, people will recycle the old tropes about the Packers needing a wide receiver. Or Rodgers only played that well in Weeks 1 and 2 because the competition wasn’t that good.
Brees is hearing critics due to some shotty performances, but this is not an indication that it is completely over for him. We’re in Week 3 of an NFL season where there was no training camp. I get that these analysts have a job to do, but it is way too early for any of this. Rodgers called it ‘Garbage’ to Pat McAfee earlier in the week, and he’s right with that commentary.
My biggest beef about Brees more than this stuff is the lack of shit he gets for being awful in the playoffs. Rodgers gets ragged on for his playoff record, but no one ever does this with Brees. It blows my mind that we do not see that. Maybe we will this year since it does seem like people are ready to move on from Brees. Unsure if it has anything to do with what happened this offseason, or if people just think he is washed up.
This narrative is not the type of thing I want heading into Sunday. If Brees starts lighting it up, I will immediately blame everyone for giving him this kind of motivation.