Drew Brees will be 42 in January. If Brees wants to keep playing and Payton is ready to move on in the 2021 offseason, where could Brees play another year?
Drew Brees has broken every record presented to him, and he’s still playing at a high level late in his career. The 41-year-old QB took a month off to contemplate retirement this offseason. He recently said that he came back to pursue another Super Bowl for the Saints.
All eyes point towards this being the final year for Drew Brees in the NFL. Drew will be 42 in January, he was on the fence about this year, and he’s a player that talks about spending more time with his family and giving back to the community.
Brees will have the best Saints roster presented to him in his career. He has OPOY Michael Thomas, newly-acquired Emmanuel Sanders, and a healthy Alvin Kamara returning. Even with the talent and surplus of weapons, he can’t play forever.
Coach Payton loves Drew Brees, but he will do whatever it takes to win another Super Bowl for the city of New Orleans. We all saw what Taysom Hill did in the playoff game against Minnesota, and Payton has said that the QB he compares to “Steve Young” will start in the NFL soon.
Coach Payton told the NFL reporters this offseason that Drew is playing his final year. Drew went out to say that it wasn’t true and he hasn’t made that decision yet. Could Drew split with Payton, who eagerly puts Taysom Hill in the game already?
Coach Payton has made bold roster moves throughout his tenure, while Drew wouldn’t be unfamiliar with signing to a new team. Payton knows that his roster is loaded, and he has an aging backup QB Hill, who carries elite upside.
If Brees unexpectedly departs from New Orleans, where would he end up? Let’s take a look at three potential fits for the Hall of Fame signal-caller.