After his post-game press conference on Sunday, Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees left his future open-ended not saying one way or the other.
It has been widely speculated since the start of the playoffs that Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints future Hall-of-Fame quarterback, will retire following a loss this season. Well, that loss happened last Sunday against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
Now, all eyes were on Brees as he exited the Superdome for what is thought to be the last time, and he gave one sentimental look back at the field on what is sure to be one of the greatest careers in New Orleans Saints’ history.
However, when it came time to his postgame conference as per NFL mandate, Drew Brees wanted nothing to do with the retirement discussion. In fact, via MSN.com and NFC Sports, Drew Brees simply said that “he will take time to think about a lot of things.”
That sounds very similar to what we heard at the end of the playoffs last year when the team lost to the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Obviously, last year he decided against retiring and signed a two-year contract with the Saints.
Now, we are back in the same limbo as we were last year. The only difference is most people were for Brees staying last year; this year, most people think he will call it quits — especially with an NBC broadcasting opportunity waiting for him.
It has been yearly since 2017 that the Saints have wondered about when Brees’ last season would be. If this is actually his last one, he went out just like he came in — winning football games, leading the team to the playoffs, and making a name for New Orleans.
As we wait and see what Brees’ response will be, the team is in great hands as Sean Payton and company will choose the quarterback that will take the reins of one of the most potent and powerful offenses in the entire NFL.