3. The Saints Aren’t Super Bowl Contenders
An elite quarterback can hide a team’s flaws. Sometimes they can delude a team into thinking that they have a Super Bowl caliber team when they don’t. That’s precisely what Brees has done to the Saints.
The Saints have not been contenders in three of their past four seasons. They only have a .500 record in one of those four seasons. In the remaining three seasons, they have a 7-9 record. Brees has kept the Saints afloat, but even with Brees, the Saints simply aren’t a Super Bowl team.
Their defense is one of the worst in the NFL. In order to win the Super Bowl, you need a strong defense — the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, and New England Patriots are proof of this. Sure, having an elite quarterback helps, but they can’t mask the flaws of their defense. They can overcome them by scoring more than the other team, but they can’t do a thing about production on that side of the ball.
Even their offense has taken a step backwards from their glory days. They still get a lot of yards, but they struggle to score at times.
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