Drew Brees set to break his own single-season completion percentage record

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Last year Saints quarterback Drew Brees set a new NFL record for the highest completion percentage in a season, completing 72.0 percent of his passes. This year Brees is poised to break his own record.

Brees has completed 74.9 percent of his passes this year, meaning that unless he has two very ugly games in the final two games of the season, he will break his own record.

So far this season, Brees’s lowest completion percentage in any game came in Week Four against the Giants, when he completed 18 of 32 passes. If Brees were to match that season-low performance in each of his next two games, and go 36-for-64 for the rest of the season, he’d have a single-season completion percentage of 72.6 percent. So even if Brees matches his worst outing of the season for two weeks in a row, he’ll finish ahead of his record-setting season last year.

Brees has led the NFL in completion percentage five times in his NFL career, and he’s a near-lock to do it again this year, as his closest competitor, Kirk Cousins, is at 70.5 percent and almost assuredly won’t be able to catch Brees. The single-season record belongs to Brees now, and an even higher single-season record will belong to Brees in eight days.

19 responses to “Drew Brees set to break his own single-season completion percentage record

  1. Dude gets on my nerves with all his girations ,,and stretching ,and that huddle squat he does !

  2. Game after game, year after year, he keeps adding to that Hall of Fame resume, pretty incredible career

  3. Brees was tossed away like trash by the Chargers.

    I respect him and marvel at what he has done after his shoulder injury.

    He is as well prepared as any QB has ever been prepared. That one area separates the pretenders (like Cam Cheating in Carolina) from the real QB’s.

  4. Same as all the qb’s after bill Polian got the rules changed for manning. Meaningless exaggerated stats by players that have been given huge advantages over the defense

  5. @The Truth,
    Yes, they ALL got the rule changes but none of them are doing what Drew is doing. BTW this isn’t the first set of rule changes to assist the passing game. There will always be complainers like you who think it was so much better when a guy didn’t have to have coverage skills, he could just mug the receiver off the line. Brady got the rules changed too. Because Brady hurt his knee in the first game of the 2008 season they changed the rules that now defenders can’t hit below the knee. It’s called evolution of the game.

  6. Poppy123 says:
    December 22, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    @The Truth,
    Yes, they ALL got the rule changes but none of them are doing what Drew is doing. BTW this isn’t the first set of rule changes to assist the passing game. There will always be complainers like you who think it was so much better when a guy didn’t have to have coverage skills, he could just mug the receiver off the line. Brady got the rules changed too. Because Brady hurt his knee in the first game of the 2008 season they changed the rules that now defenders can’t hit below the knee. It’s called evolution of the game.

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    Well, technically, it’s the Carson Palmer rule. It was instituted long before Brady went down with that injury. But I agree with the rest of your point.

  7. It would be more impressive if this era wasn’t so geared towards passing. Heck, Sam Bradford completed 71.6% of his throws a couple years ago, and things are even easier this year. No hate from me, Brees seems like a great guy, but it is what it is. He’s not better at 40 than he was at 30. The league just got easier. Some first year player is posting stats that are better than anything Peyton Manning ever posted. It’s cheap.

  8. Poppy123 says:
    December 22, 2018 at 3:06 pm
    @The Truth,
    Yes, they ALL got the rule changes but none of them are doing what Drew is doing. BTW this isn’t the first set of rule changes to assist the passing game. There will always be complainers like you who think it was so much better when a guy didn’t have to have coverage skills, he could just mug the receiver off the line. Brady got the rules changed too. Because Brady hurt his knee in the first game of the 2008 season they changed the rules that now defenders can’t hit below the knee. It’s called evolution of the game.

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    The league completion percentage is higher than it’s ever been.

  9. Eh. He gets to play at least NINE games a year indoors.
    8 home 1 Atlanta

    If you don’t think that helps your crazy

    No wind
    No rain
    No heat
    No cold

    Perfect condition

    But yes I agree he’s still great.

  10. This crap about indoor play is hilarious. Ask cornerbacks if it’s easier to cover outdoors or indoors. They have no footing issues indoors so it’s much easier to cover. Also, why don’t all of the dome QB’s complete over 70% of their passes? BTW going into last weeks game Drew Brees had the highest QB rating on the road in the NFL…

  11. Poppy123 says:
    December 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    This crap about indoor play is hilarious. Ask cornerbacks if it’s easier to cover outdoors or indoors. They have no footing issues indoors so it’s much easier to cover.
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    Your comments make no sense whatsoever. Your saying cornerbacks have advantages in domes, yet their is no advantage in domes? Those same advantages you give cornerbacks indoors goes double for wide receivers.

    No weather to affect ball condition,less chance of injury, no hard turf or slippery grass, no wind (which changes direction no less when teams swap ends). easier for running backs to make cuts extending drives for the QB, no rain,cold OR hot weather, no snow, and a constant crowd noise funneling advantage for the home team.

    I like Brees a lot, but playing indoors, and in the warm weather NFC South has given him MAJOR advantages, and like Manning plays to his strengths. Stats bear this out. Brees hasn’t (and likely won’t) play in 1 cold or inclement weather game all year, and you might want to check out the number of dome QB’s 70 percent comp. percentage- you might be surprised, because there are quite a few.

    No objective person, using the eye test or known stats would take the Saints if they had to go and play on the road this January in Chicago, but they might be favored by 2 scores at home.

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