Saints QB Drew Brees may be 41, but his downfield numbers are 'still strong,' Sean Payton says (1 Viewer)

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees may have spent a considerable chunk of the offseason working toward completing a 60-yard pass, but coach Sean Payton said on Wednesday that he's not worried about Brees' downfield game.

"Our numbers down the field are still strong," Payton said. "His numbers down the field are strong. I think every year he's that type of player constantly looking for little ways to improve."

Brees, at the age of 40, threw for 2,949 yards last season and averaged 7.9 yards per passing attempt — which is on par for where he's been since 2012.

Brees said that he...

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