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Saints’ Drew Brees takes down Clutch Performer of the Year

Drew Brees caught fire in Week 11 against the Redskins to help the Saints preserve their then winning streak, and it’s the reason he’s won Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year.

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The New Orleans Saints are getting somewhat spoiled at the NFL Honors Show on Saturday night. While teammates Alvin Kamara (Offensive Rookie of the Year) and Marshon Lattimore (Defensive Rookie of the Year) are living it up, Drew Brees won’t be left out, as he’s been named Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year by the fans.

It goes without saying that Brees was an instrumental part of the team’s 2017 successes, and it was the Week 11 come-from-behind victory over the Washington Redskins that was one of his best moments of the season.

Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns for a 106.2 passer rating in the New Orleans Saints’ 34-31 overtime win against the Washington Redskins. He helped the Saints become the first team in the Super Bowl era to win its next eight games immediately following an 0-2 start.

Down by a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion with three minutes remaining, Brees completed his final 11 passes on twin scoring drives to send the game to overtime.

Brees was one of five finalists nominated to receive this honor. The other finalists were Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs.