Drew Brees 'only really felt good in one game' last season
Saints quarterback Drew Brees takes the field as the New Orleans Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Drew Brees says he 'only really felt good in one game' last season

Drew Brees officially called it a career after a final season that saw the New Orleans Saints quarterback miss four games after breaking several ribs in a November game against the San Francisco 49ers. But Brees revealed that his struggles began long before then, as he said that he only felt 100% in one game all season: the Saints' Week 4 matchup against the Detroit Lions.

"I only really felt good in one game, from the perspective of, I had all the tools in my toolbox," he said ahead of the Pro-Am golf charity tournament, per the team's official website. "I had a lot of limitations throughout the season as to what I could and couldn't do, and I recognized that. And that's really hard for a competitor."

Despite his lingering limitations, Brees remained one of the league's better quarterbacks when he was on the field, completing 70% of his passes while leading New Orleans to the playoffs for the fourth straight season. 

Sadly, Father Time remains undefeated (though Tom Brady is giving him a heck of a fight), and the toll of nearly 300 NFL starts managed to catch up with Brees, which is why he chose to retire after another tough postseason exit.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 

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