Drew Brees is 42, and while many think he may be set to retire, the New Orleans Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback may have something different in mind.
Brees ended the 2020 season with a disappointing three-interception Divisional Round loss to the Super Bowl-winning Buccaneers. Many thought that, after a third-straight season of an early playoff exit, Brees was going to call it career.
And, he still very well may.
A recent video of New Orleans Saints’ star Drew Brees training like he’s preparing for yet another season in the NFL has surfaced from his trainer.
Could he be planning a comeback? Here’s the video his trainer shared on Instagram. The commentary makes it sound like Brees’s time on this workout is a personal best, so the momentum for a comeback is real.
Brees maintain his elite status in 2020, but it was clear that against some of the top-tier teams he struggled. However, given just the experience that Brees has, the Saints will be a Super Bowl-contending team if he does return.
Brees’s arm strength was a clear reason for concern though.
Also, it should be tough for the Saints to bring in and potentially watch another starter-worthy quarterback leave. If Winston heads out, the Saints won’t have a solid quarterback option for when Brees retires the season after.
This past season, Brees threw for 2,942 yards. He had 24 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
Let’s also mention that Brees has had two brutal injuries in the past few seasons, resulting in the aging quarterback missing nine combined games. Brees did have a 9-3 record as a starter this past season.
Brees’s durability should be a concern for the Saints. His pocket presence is still there as he’s built that up over more than a decade in the NFL, but his durability and versatility just aren’t necessarily where they need to be.
Nonetheless, he’s under contract, and if he wants the job, it’d be shocking for the Saints to look elsewhere.