CBS Sports analyst Brady Quinn says that Tom Brady quarterbacking the New Orleans Saints next year is not an impossible option.
Imagine a scenario where the New Orleans Saints decide to part ways with a 40-year-old quarterback with another 40-year-old quarterback. Crazy, right? … Well, maybe it isn’t the craziest idea anyone has ever had.
Drew Brees stated earlier this year that he has planned to return to the NFL for his 20th season becoming one of just a handful of people to play over 20 seasons in the NFL. He also stated that he only had the intention of playing with the New Orleans Saints.
However, Brady Quinn says imagine in a dream world where the New Orleans Saints come to Brees with a number he doesn’t like and in turn decides that they will never agree on a number and departs from the black and gold instead.
It might not be all that far off. If you look at the New Orleans Saints cap situation and Brees’ dead money, there is no way that the Saints should even come close to his last contract of 2-year, $50 million and that could drive a wedge between them.
Tom Brady might return to Foxboro, but he has also been linked to the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts, both teams that might be in need of a Tom Brady-type quarterback. Or, he could end up in black and gold.
In this imaginary scenario, the New Orleans Saints offer the same number to Tom Brady and he accepts the proposition. In a twist of events, the New Orleans Saints go from one Hall-of-Fame quarterback to another.
Now, there is a far-reaching chance that this could ever happen, but it is still intriguing to think about. When it comes to next year, the New Orleans Saints will still be run by the face of the franchise, Drew Brees.