New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees surpassed the all-time mark for completions in a career during last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. He’s going to break the all-time passing yards mark at some point soon.
Pretty much a walking record book, Brees also broke the single-season mark for completion percentage last season. Not to be outdone by his previous levels of success, Brees now thinks he can surpass that mark in 2018.
Through the first three games of the 2018 season, the future Hall of Famer is completing a whopping 80.6 percent of his passes. He’s missed on just 25 of 129 pass attempts.
In talking about whether he can keep this up, Brees doesn’t see why not.
“I don’t see why not. Listen, it’s not easy,” Brees said, via The Times-Picayune. “It’s identifying matchups, it’s making sure you get positive plays and in just about every case, a completion is a positive play, right?”
He’s not necessarily wrong here. Brees has completed no less than 68 percent of his passes in each of the past five seasons. He’s at a 70-plus rate over the past two years.
With the likes of Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas dominating in the passing game, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback has a pair of elite-level playmakers. In fact, Thomas has caught 38-of-40 targets through three games. Kamara? Well, he’s only on pace to break the single-season reception mark.