The most talented quarterback in New Orleans was sitting in the booth talking about a guy running his offense, the one he helped shape and executed to perfection, in a way it was never intended to get run.
Thursday night was used to celebrate Drew Brees and give him the sendoff he never got from the Superdome crowd last year during the bizarro Covid season. He got his moment. The love and appreciation were evident. But behind those cheers was a sense of desperation because Brees’ presence came on a night when the Saints were in the midst of their most hapless performance during the Sean Payton era.