A Humble Farewell

Whether his last game or not, it doesn’t change the fact that Drew Brees didn’t have the best game of his career. But that’s okay, because in the eyes of many, Brees will go down in history as one of the greats to play the game of football.

Drew Brees holding the Lombardi trophy after winning Super Bowl XLIV

With an insane stat line, Drew Brees will easily be remembered as New Orleans’ best quarterback of all time, but his stats aren’t the only thing that makes this man incredible. From immensely helping out charities and the State of Louisiana throughout his time in New Orleans, to being apart of the teams that helped New Orleans overcome tragedy on MULTIPLE occasions, this man has done it all. And none of that would’ve been possible without an injury in 2005 which changed Brees life forever.

In 2005, Brees was the quarterback for the San Diego Chargers. A fumble in week 17 had caused Brees to be injured during a year where his contract expired. The Saints took the gamble on free agent Brees, and the gamble paid off. Brees quickly became the star of the Saints. Bringing in superior talent, Brees was able to overcome obstacles throughout his career like any other. From ridiculous injuries to bringing his team championships, Brees was and will forever be a star of the Saints.

What this man did in New Orleans is just phenomenal. From donating over $25,000,000 to his community through his charity “ The Brees Dream Foundation”, to holding records never thought possible, Brees is just outstanding at many, many tasks. To name a few accolades, Brees currently holds the NFL’s all-time passing leader at 80,492 yards. Second most passing touchdowns ever at 572. A 13 time pro bowler. Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP. 7 time leader in NFL passing yards. And so much more.

Whether Drew Brees has played his last snap as an NFL quarterback, he will be remembered as a legend by many fans who have witnessed the greatness he attributed. Thank you for everything and what a hell of a career.

Ja Morant Shouldn’t be Worried About Zion

Ja Morant has been a human highlight reel this season. He has filled the very large, Zion shaped hype hole left by his preseason injury.

In New Orleans final preseason game, Zion was absent with right knee soreness. He would proceed to get arthroscopic (big word alert) surgery.

ESPN treated Zions as the second coming of basketball Jesus. Although he had a great career at Duke, we have see too many first round flops to dive in on a Duke big man. Looking at you, Okafor.

Ja got the chance to take center stage. Bound to be the under appreciated rising star after becoming the second pick after Zion. He has delivered so far. As of writing this, he is averaging 17.9 ppg and 7 assists with an average of 29.9 minutes. Not to mention, he is leading in Rookie of the Year voting.

Zion is set to debut tonight (1.22.20) and ESPN is buzzing once again. Granted, there isn’t a lot for them to talk about at this time of year, but this has the feeling of a new Lebron hype beast. I foresee a future of daily Zion updates on every show for ESPN.

My friends, my beautiful followers, hi. I’m here to tell you not to worry. I don’t foresee Zion being as big as he is built up to be.

Exhibit A: His knee

Doctors are much better now,l than in previous years, but knee injuries are persistent. He has had issues since college. Remember the exploding shoe? Yeah. It was a bad omen folks.

Exhibit B: His range and stacking the paint

Zion is a powerful player, I’ll give him that, but what happens when you keep him out of the paint? He only hit a third of his shots from outside the paint. When he is in the paint, he is an animal, but isolate him, it might be a different story.

I know I only presented two opinions, but I stand by them. I firmly believe that Memphis building around Ja is the better long term move. This is coming from a guy who thought RJ Barrett was the best pick in the draft (still has yet to be seen). I will die on the hill that Zion will be solid in 3 years, but as far as this year, it’s not all it’s built up to be.