Delvin Breaux of the New Orleans Saints has gone from underrated, to one of the best lockdown cornerbacks in the NFL. While the Saints allowed 27 points in a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16, as well as 368 yards and four touchdowns to Blake Bortles, very little blame can go on Breaux it seems.
As Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports, Breaux's showing against two strong receivers in Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns was nothing short of spectacular.
Not only did Breaux create break up a pass which led to an interception, but he had his own interception, as well as four tackles and four pass breakups. The most incredible stat comes as Erickson points out that the eight times Bortles targeted Breaux, it resulted in just two catches for a grand total of four yards.
That number is almost unbelievable.
Yes, the Saints gave up four touchdowns to Bortles, including that 90-yard score to Robinson, but it wasn't Breaux getting beat. To say that the Saints have a star in their secondary would be a massive understatement at this point.