2. Drew Brees
Yes, Drew Brees is still the second-toughest quarterback that the LA Chargers have to face in 2020. I know that he got injured last season and I know that he does not have the same arm as he once did and I know that he looked pretty bad in his playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings.
However, Brees is still one of the three-best quarterbacks of all-time that is playing under an offensive mastermind in Sean Payton that has so many tools to succeed and post huge numbers. If you string his 11-game numbers out through 16 games last season then it is clear that Brees was still really good.
He still led the league in completion percentage (74.3 percent), which was 0.1 percent lower than the all-time record, 74.4, which Brees established in 2018. His 16-game pace was 4,333 passing yards, 39 passing touchdowns and only six interceptions.
Brees was still elite last season and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.
There is added pressure to this matchup as well as the teams are squaring off on Monday Night Football. Even if there are no fans in attendance, Drew Brees and Sean Payton have been elite together in primetime and the Chargers, who rarely play in primetime are going to be playing in front of the world.
That makes a difference and the Saints are simply the more experienced and better-versed team for this matchup and it starts with Drew Brees.