New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is jumping on the bandwagon of those who have recently claimed they want to go for more two-point conversions this season.
Furthermore, Brees is advocating that the Saints go for it more on fourth downs as well this year.
“Personally, I feel like if we went for two, we could make it more than 50 percent of the time, and I think fourth down, depending on where you are on the field, if you’re in a manageable situation we could convert most fourth downs. So I’m all for it,” Brees said per the Dan Patrick Show (h/t Pro Football Talk).
Regarding Brees, the Saints led the league in passing last season with a total of 4,970 yards. Their offense also scored a total of 48 touchdowns. If the Saints keep up this pace in 2016, Brees could be attempting an average of three two-point conversions per game.
The Saints also ranked No. 1 on fourth down, converting on 10-of-16 attempts. Considering Brees himself completed 68.3 percent of his passes, the odds are in favor of the Saints finding success on two-point conversions this upcoming season.
Hopefully this strategy will aid in the Saints improving on the seven wins they accomplished last year.