Alvin Kamara spoke his own thoughts on the retirement decision that Saints’ Drew Brees is going to make before the upcoming season.
If anyone is close to Saints’ Drew Brees, it is running back Alvin Kamara. The two of them were basically inseparable on the field this season. They were definitely one of the best duos in the NFL in terms of QB and RB.
After the season ended, most have speculated that the Saints long-time quarterback is going to retire. However, we are yet to hear that decision out of Drew Brees himself. Brees is mulling over the decision.
Last year, we waited months on Brees to make a decision and it looks like we are in for the same wait this year. We are already into March, the month of the new league year, and we haven’t heard anything about a decision from Brees.
We have analyzed player’s statements as they are weighing in with their own thoughts on the situation. Alvin Kamara is the latest Saints player to speak up in defense of Brees taking his time with this tough decision.
According to Patrik Walker, “As far as his career goes and retiring or playing still, a lot of people ask me that and I just say, ‘Drew’s going to take his time and make the best decision for him. He’s a legend. He’s definitely going to go down as one of the greatest.”
Brees had a down year last year, but he still finished with relatively good numbers. The biggest deterrent from last year though might be the injuries that he sustained. His hardest injury came from a hit he took against the San Francisco 49ers.
In that game, he ended up breaking 11 ribs and having a collapsed lung. At over 40 years old, that is nothing to joke about. As time passes, it is going to be harder for him to come back from game-sustained injuries.
However, all-in-all I do think that Kamara is right. Drew Brees has earned the right to take his time making a decision of this magnitude. We, as Saints fans, will wait and give Brees the time he needs to make his decision.