Keeping up with his outstanding career, Brees eclipsed 5,000 passing yards for the third straight year and for the fourth time in six seasons, (4,620 and 4,388 in 2009 and 2010). Add in his average of 43 touchdowns a season during his last three-year block Brees definitely has been one of the most reliable fantasy quarterbacks to own in recent years, if not of all-time.
Armed with some of the best surrounding offensive talent in the game including Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston and Darren Sproles, there is not much that you can say negatively about the aging quarterback, except for the fact that he is doing just that, aging.
Brees, who just turned 35-years-old back in January, also has another thing that will complicate this off-season, and that is that the New Orleans Saints will be roughly $12 million over the salary cap for 2014, with Brees accounting for about $18.4 million of that. But with Brees playing as good as he ever has, there is no doubt that the Saints will do anything in their power to ensure that the superstar quarterback will remain in their organization for years to come.
For 2014 expect Brees to once again be one of the first quarterbacks off of the draft board and most likely should be the first considering Manning’s advanced age compared to Brees along with considering both of the quarterback’s injury histories and home field conditions.
While the NFL Draft and free agency has to still take place, a bottom line of 4,700 yards and 38 touchdowns is definitely well within grasp and something that should make you consider drafting Brees in the latter parts of the first round, early parts of the second round, especially in 6-point touchdown leagues.