New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has officially announced his decision to return for another season via his Instagram.
Brees stated “My feelings toward the 2020 season! I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!!! Love you #WhoDatNation. Let’s make another run at it!” As New Orleans Saints’ fans, that’s exciting to hear.
Brees, 41, completed 74.1 percent of his passes for 2,979 yards and 27 touchdown passes in 2019. Brees holds just about every meaningful NFL passing record and will look to improve on that in the 2020 season.
Many experts had the feeling that Brees was going to return for a final season considering how competitive the Saints still are and how they still have enough talent to make another legitimate run at a Super Bowl.
This announcement by Drew Brees gives the Saints organization the clarity they so desperately needed.
The decision in the Big Easy now becomes who the New Orleans Saints want to place as Drew Brees’ backup for what is likely one final season.
Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater have both made it well known that they want to be starting quarterbacks next season and they believe they have the talent to do so.
Brees will be returning for his 20th NFL season and will continue to build his legacy.
The 13-time Pro Bowler has completed 67.6 percent of his passes in his career while tossing over 77,000 yards to go along with his NFL record 547 career touchdown passes to just 237 career interceptions.
Drew Brees has always played great football and even at the age of 41 was still shredding defenses as if they weren’t there. Brees is a future first ballot Hall of Famer and his return for the 2020 season solves the Saints quarterback conundrum for one more year.
The Saints and Drew Brees have not reached a new contract just yet.