New Orleans Saints: Season Recap – Part 2 Grading the Offense

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Dec 24, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach

Sean Payton

with quarterback

Drew Brees

(9) before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints have had a top ranked offense since coach Sean Payton, and quarterback Drew Brees arrived in Louisiana during the summer of 2006.

The Saints passing game should go down as one of the most prolific in the history of professional football.

This season was certainly no different. The Saints finished the 2016 regular season as the top-ranked offense in the league; averaging 426yards per game, number 1 in passing offense with 317yds per game, and their average of over 29pts finished second in the NFL.

As you would expect from any team that finishes with a record of 7-9, as New Orleans did for the third straight year, even this unit had its share of ups and downs.

In the second of our 4-part season recap of the New Orleans Saints 2016 season, the Big Easy Believer will grade each offensive position group. Let’s ease into our morning with probably the easiest group to grade.