Worst Comes To Worst: 3 teams that could sign Drew Brees in 2021
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders have taken on a whole new identity in 2020. They made the anticipated switch to Las Vegas and Jon Gruden remains under the head coaching helm.
How cliche would it be for an elite player like Brees, late in his career, to sign with a team that’s notorious for signing older players, right Jason Witten? Gruden has been putting a loaded Raiders team together for a few seasons since he took over.
The drawback to Gruden’s Super Bowl aspirations would be the rumors circulating around the Raiders’ interest in other QBs. Gruden has brought in WR Henry Ruggs, TE Darren Waller, and RB Josh Jacobs. These players are either high drafts in the last two years, or they are elite at a young age.
Gruden knows that Carr hasn’t proven himself at an elite level of play yet, so he will continue to be keeping an eye out for other QBs, barring an unexpected MVP year out of Carr.
Gruden makes eccentric decisions as the Raiders coach, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to try and lure one of the greatest QBs to his improving roster. He signed polarizing Antonio Brown, traded Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack, and he traded Pro Bowl WR, Amari Cooper.
It would make sense for Brees to consider the Raiders if he splits ways with the Saints. The Raiders might be a winning team in 2020 and he could surely propel their championship chances moving forward.
Brees could step right in with an elite offensive line to protect him in his career. He would also have dangerous weapons like WR/TE Darren Waller, a strong running game, and speed demon Henry Ruggs to lean on.
The first-ballot Hall of Fame QB could be signing to be a Raider, with a lucrative contract and no taxes applied. With all of the bold statements regarding new organizations for Brees, which team would make the most sense for Drew to consider?