Drew Brees will not be missed by the Carolina Panthers
By Dean Jones
Drew Brees vs. the Carolina Panthers
It hasn’t been easy for the Carolina Panthers to go up against Drew Brees over the years. The quarterback has got the better of their divisional matchups more often than not and has produced some lofty numbers to go along with these victories.
Carolina has fallen to 17 defeats with Brees under center in New Orleans. The future Pro Football Hall of Famer has thrown for almost 8,000 passing yards against the Panthers and scored 59 touchdowns during this span to further highlight his overall class.
Even when it seemed as if Brees was regressing this season, he still managed to save two of his best performances for Carolina in 2020, taking advantage of the soft zone scheme deployed by Phil Snow when it became difficult for the Panthers to generate pressure in the face of an elite offensive line.
During their Week 7 outing, Brees completed 80.56 percent of his passes for 287 passing yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. He followed this up with another outstanding display in the regular-season finale, securing a pass success rate of 68.75% for 201 yards and three scores without a pick.
The signal-caller stated he would take a long look at his situation before formally calling it a day. But one only has to look at how long he spent on the Mercedez-Benz Superdome field long after the game finished – with Tom Brady joining his family – to see that this is probably the end.