Underhill: So, how is Drew Brees completing 77.9 percent of his passes at age 39? (1 Viewer)

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

Drew Brees threw a pass last week that was so out of character it created a sense of shock.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback has been so incredibly efficient this season it would be hard to find multiple examples of passes that could have been intercepted.

So, when Brees threw a fade to Michael Thomas that came in low and was almost picked off by a Washington Redskins defender, it looked entirely out of place alongside everything else Brees put on film this season.

At some point, Brees is probably going to throw an interception, even though he has attempted 219 passes since his last pick, against the Minnesota Vikings. He is also completing a ridiculous 77.9 percent of his passes, which would crush the single-season record of 72, set by Brees last season.

Keep in mind that these things aren’t supposed to be happening. Brees is 39. He shouldn’t be completing passes at a rate better than anyone who has ever lived. He shouldn’t be on pace to throw for 5,305 yards with 35 touchdowns and no interceptions. ...

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