2. Father time is catching up to Drew Brees
Drew Brees has missed over half of the season so it feels a bit unfair to judge his performance thus far as he is yet to fully get into a groove. Plus, one of the games he did play he was knocked out of, so of course it is going to impact his overall stats in relation to games played.
However, we cannot simply use that argument to pretend like Brees has not been as sharp this year. While we are still very far away from giving Teddy Bridgewater the job (which is something some have actually suggested), it should be mentioned that Brees has not been that good.
He did throw for over 370 yards against the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals, which is promising. However, in both of those games, which has been a trend in every Drew Brees start this year, the Saints got off to an awfully slow start.
Brees is still a great quarterback and is good enough to lead the Saints to victory as long as he does not have any games where he shows his age in the playoffs.
Because right now, albeit in only three and a half games, Brees has the worst quarterback rating of his career (58.8). That will get better, but the threat of Brees not performing in the big games is real.