Drew Brees: I’m not sure there’s a better scenario for Russell Wilson
Drew Brees was not drafted by the Saints, but he spent 15 seasons in New Orleans playing for Sean Payton. Together the two revolved around the Saints, who had never won anything until their arrival in 2006.
The Saints went 142-86 in the regular season and 9-8 in the playoffs with a Super Bowl championship during Brees’ time as Payton’s quarterback.
Now Payton has the chance to do something that’s never been done: win a Super Bowl ring with two different franchises. Payton, who was named Broncos head coach on Tuesday, inherits former Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson.
“He’s really excited,” Brees said of Wilson during an interview with ESPN’s Ed Werder. “He can speak for himself, but I think the idea of bringing in Sean Payton for what he hopes will be the rest of his career, I’m not sure there’s a best-case scenario for him. “
Wilson is 10-19 the past two seasons, one in Seattle and one in Denver. In 2022, he had a career-low 84.4 passer rating with a career-low 16 touchdowns and earned a career-high 55 sacks.
“For me, it’s designed to be Russell Wilson’s first, especially with Sean Payton and a system that’s going to be built around him,” Brees told Werder. “This is a great opportunity for Russell Wilson.”