The Saints suffered yet another crushing, debilitating, and shocking playoff loss on Sunday. Sean Payton coached the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 13-3 and fail to advance past the Wild Card round, wrapping up yet another heartbreaking postseason loss.
It was glorious.
Falcons backup quarterback Kurt Benkert went down with a totally normal injury during preseason and missed the 2019 regular season. He has been active on Twitter through rehab, including this Tweet on January 1st, which drew the ire of the Saints fanbase.
Two kids (brothers) in the grocery store, one in a Saints Brees jersey & one in a Falcons Julio jersey .. guess which one was being bad. ⤵️— Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) January 1, 2020
Overlooking the fact that buying a child a Drew Brees jersey may be a form of child abuse, Saints fans wanted to let Benkert know the Saints were in the playoffs.
Neither kid is— Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) January 1, 2020
Do Saints fans really care about Atlanta’s backup quarterback? Apparently so, after they barraged him with Tweets like this one.
This was a bold move by this Saints fan considering what late-season Drew Brees looks like and the team’s tendency to continually choke in the playoffs in the last decade. As we now know, it only took a few days for these tweets age poorly.
Benkert did not forget.
Come have a seat with me, buddy. https://t.co/AFP89MJ3kx— Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) January 6, 2020
Saints fans can enjoy watching the Super Bowl on their couches for the 10th time in the last decade. Benkert will bring nachos.