New Orleans Saints and future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees could potentially reach an agreement before the start of the new league year.
Going into this offseason, the biggest unknown for the New Orleans Saints was who was going to captain the ship going forward. Drew Brees finished his 19th year and was now an unrestricted free agent. He had injury problems throughout the year holding him out of some games.
Teddy Bridgewater stepped in and proved that he could be the starting quarterback of the team; however, he too is an unrestricted free agent. Then you have Taysom Hill, the Saints’ Swiss Army knife, who only threw three passes last year.
Hill also was the one who gave the New Orleans Saints the ultimatum between being the starting quarterback and wanting to leave if he didn’t get that job. Well, in one Instagram post by No. 9, the entire question was settled. He was returning.
Brees has previously stated that he would only play for the Black and Gold going forward so when he announced that he was coming back for his 20th season to do this again, we knew that he would eventually re-sign with the Saints.
In a recent interview with New Orleans Saints’ General Manager Mickey Loomis, he says that the organization is hopeful the re-signing of the long-time face of the Saints’ franchise could come before the start of the new league year in March.
In 2018, Brees signed a 2-year, $50 million contract. This year, that number is going to have to be significantly lower in order to keep cap space open for the rest of the plethora of free agents the Saints have waiting to sign or leave.
Who knows what the Saints will need to fork over to sign back No. 9, but the fact remains that it WILL happen. Now, we know that it will likely happen during the month of March. Get excited Who Dat Nation, No. 9 is coming home.
The futures are still unknown for quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill. One can only speculate that this means that Bridgewater will likely find a team in free agency willing to pay him to start. Hill, on the other hand, remains a question mark as he is a restricted free agent.