Deshaun Watson vs Drew Brees Stats

Deshaun Watson Career Drew Brees
54 Games Played 287
1,186 Completions 7,142
1,748 Pass Attempts 10,551
67.8% Completion % 67.7%
14,539 Passing Yards 80,358
104 Passing Touchdowns 571
5.9% Touchdown Percentage 5.4%
36 Interceptions 243
2.1% Interception Percentage 2.3%
728 1st Downs from Passing 3,998
77 Longest Pass 98
8.3 Yards Per Pass Attempt 7.6
8.6 Adjusted Yards Per Pass Attempt 7.7
12.3 Yards Per Completion 11.3
269.2 Passing Yards Per Game 280.0
104.5 Quarterback Rating 98.7
174 Times Sacked 420
1,050 Yards Lost by Sack 2,991
7.0 Net Yards Per Pass Attempt 7.1
7.3 Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt 7.1
9.1% Sack Percentage 3.8%

In 54 contests in his career, Watson has been successful on 1,186 of his 1,748 tries for a total of 14,539 yards. He averages 269.2 yards per game through the air with a 104.5 quarterback rating. Watson has thrown 104 touchdowns compared to 36 picks and the longest throw of his career went for 77 yards. He’s lost a combined 1,050 yds while being sacked 174 times. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 5.9% and his interception rate is 2.1%.

In 287 games in his career, Brees has been successful on 7,142 of 10,551 attempts for a total of 80,358 yds. He averages 280.0 passing yards per game with a 98.7 quarterback rating. Brees has thrown 571 touchdowns while tossing 243 interceptions and the longest completion of his career went for 98 yds. He’s lost 2,991 yds while being sacked 420 times. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 5.4% and his interception percentage is 2.3%.

Deshaun Watson (2020) Most Recent Season Drew Brees (2020)
16 Games Played 12
382 Completions 275
544 Pass Attempts 390
70.2% Completion % 70.5%
4,823 Passing Yards 2,942
33 Passing Touchdowns 24
6.1% Touchdown Percentage 6.2%
7 Interceptions 6
1.3% Interception Percentage 1.5%
221 1st Downs from Passing 149
77 Longest Pass 52
8.9 Yards Per Pass Attempt 7.5
9.5 Adjusted Yards Per Pass Attempt 8.1
12.6 Yards Per Completion 10.7
301.4 Passing Yards Per Game 245.2
112.4 Quarterback Rating 106.4
49 Times Sacked 13
293 Yards Lost by Sack 89
7.6 Net Yards Per Pass Attempt 7.1
8.2 Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt 7.6
9.0% Sack Percentage 3.3%

Last year, Watson passed for 4,823 yds with 33 touchdowns and 7 picks. He was sacked 49 different times for a total of 293 yards lost behind the line of scrimmage. He had a QB rating of 112.4 with a touchdown percentage of 6.1% and an interception rate of 1.3%. His longest pass was 77 yds and he averaged 301.4 yds per outing. Watson completed 382 of his attempted 544 throws last year for a completion percentage of 70.2%.

In his 12 contests played last season, Brees was successful on 275 of 390 attempts for 2,942 yds. He averaged 245.2 yds per game through the air with a 106.4 QB rating. Brees passed for 24 TDs last year while tossing 6 interceptions and his longest throw of the year went for 52 yds. He has lost a combined 89 yards while being sacked 13 times. His TD percentage when attempting a pass was 6.2% and his interception percentage was 1.5%.