The New Orleans Saints only have one player that is under contract for next season and is a quarterback. They don’t seem to be overly content with rolling into the new season starting Taysom Hill either.
One option for New Orleans is 42-year-old Drew Brees. Brees has been the Saints’ starting quarterback for over a decade and is in a heated race to have the most touchdowns in NFL history, although it’s likely Tom Brady finishes his career atop.
Brees is expected to retire, but a recent video of him training has surfaced. If you’re the Saints, you almost have to bring him back just for the sake of what he can bring to this franchise and the legend that he’s become.
While he may not be the team’s best option, he is a future Hall of Fame quarterback that knows how to lead a Super Bowl contending team. However, it’s unlikely that he returns to New Orleans for the 2021 season.
Drew Brees didn’t end his career on a Super Bowl, but it does appear that his career with the Saints has done just that — ended.
“He is not going to play quarterback for the Saints next year,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said. After the hope returned for a brief period, it’s been shut down. To be fair, Brees retiring has been expected, but he’s yet to make an actual announcement yet.
It will be on his time, as Rapoport also noted. That said, it’s tough to say Brees’s time in the NFL is 100 percent over. He played solid football for most of last season. Brees ended the 2020 season with 24 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
However, it was his three-interception game in the Divisional Round against Tampa Bay that truly doomed their season.
Along with that, the Hall of Fame hopeful has had two major injuries in the past two seasons. At his age, getting banged up for that many games is not ideal, and with such severity, it’s about time Brees does call it a career.
It’s sad to say, but it may be best if Brees does decide to take that NBC gig and head to the booth.