- Jul 28, 2009
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Sean Payton is the longest tenured coach in the NFC South, and is the catalyst for developing a culture of winning and excellence within the Saints’ organization...
The Saints have qualified for the postseason in five of the nine years that Sean Payton has been Head Coach. His regular season (W-L) record with the Saints is 94-65 (59.1%); his record in the postseason is slightly higher: 6-4 (60%).
Statistics, after Week 17 of the 2016 NFL season:
In single season passing yardage, Brees owns seven of the top 20 totals of all time. Brees has surpassed 5000 yards passing (season) five times; four other QB’s have done this once. Brees holds the NFL record, 54 games, for consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass.
Brees has passed for 400+ yards in a game 15 times in his career.
Brees is tied for the NFL record for most TD passes in a game (7).
Brees has passed for 300+ yards in a game 112 times in his career.
Brees is third in all-time TD passes (465), behind Manning and Favre.
Brees is third in all-time pass completions (5,836), behind Manning and Favre.
Brees is third an all-time passing yardage (66,111), behind Manning and Favre
In single-season TD passes, Brees owns three of the top 20 of all time.
In single-season passer rating, Brees owns two of the top 20 of all time.
In single-season completions, Brees owns nine of the top 20 totals of all time.
In single-season passing yards per game, Brees owns seven of the top 20 of all time.
In single-season pass completion percentage, Brees owns four of the top 20 of all time.
Distinguished awards (Drew Brees):
Walter Payton Man of the Year (2006)
Miller Lite NFL Player of the Year (2006)
NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year (2006, 2009)
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award (2006 joint winner)
PFWA George S. Halas Courage Award (2007)
NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011)
Bert Bell Award (2009)
Super Bowl XLIV MVP (2009)
PFWA Good Guy Award (2010)
ESPY Award Best NFL Player (2010)
ESPY Award Best Male Athlete (2010)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2010)
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year (2010)
ESPY Award Best Championship Performance (2010)
Bart Starr Man of the Year (2011)
Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award (2011)
Byron “Whizzer” White NFL Man of the Year Award (2011)
ESPY Award Best Record-Breaking Performance (2012)
Texas Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 2013)
Despite recent setbacks (personnel issues, salary cap limitations, and key injuries), the Saints appear to be at the cusp of another run of excellence. Do not be surprised when the Saints come marching into the playoffs in 2017, and the next several years.