A month ago 39-year old Drew Brees, who’s been playing like he’s 29, set the record for most passing yards of All-time, passing both Brett Favre and Payton Manning. Saints Michael Thomas has recorded 70 recoveries, and Kamara has recorded 728 rushing yards, along with over 800 receiving yards., add in the 30-year old Dez Bryant who had 69 recoveries last season, 838 yards, and 6 touchdowns to a Saints team that averages the second most points per game in the league at 34.9 points per game, a record of 7-1, the Saints could have possibly made a move that will play out into the Superbowl this season.
After playing eight seasons in Dallas, the 3-time pro bowler Dez Bryant was cut from the team on April 13, 2018, leaving the wide receiver in limbo on a playing destination. Little did most NFL fans know that Dez Bryant has been on the Saints radar not long after his release.
Drew Brees definitely thought about the possibility of adding Dez Bryant. ” We talked last season about it. I remember thinking it would definitely help us to add a player like him.” Brees told Espn reporters.
“Dez has been a really good player in this league for a long time and there’s certainly a skillset he has that is going to be beneficial,” Brees said. “I look forward to working with him. I look forward to building a rapport with him. I look forward to getting him involved in this offense and just become a complement to all the guys that we already have.”
With the move, the Saints add depth to their wide receiving core, as the team now has both Dez Bryant and Michael Thomas in their receiving core. The only issue now is whether Dez Bryant would cope with the fact that he won’t be the main option, as he’ll be a secondary option to Michael Thomas, which in past years has been an issue for Bryant.