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3 reasons why a Saints-Drew Brees reunion makes no sense

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Reason No. 3: It would be bad for Saints’ morale

The time for Drew Brees to return to the Saints was last year, when Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill, and Trevor Siemian were all unavailable at one point. The Saints would have happily let Brees take quarterback snaps for a game or two only because the team was desperate and had no better option.

In 2022, New Orleans is no longer as desperate, and the team does indeed have better options. If the Saints choose to bring back Brees in this situation, it would just be bad for team morale.

The franchise would essentially be sending the message that they don’t trust Jameis Winston and would rather have a retired vet try to establish chemistry with the team.

Rookies like Chris Olave and Trevor Penning have bright futures in New Orleans, but not if they start their careers training with a short-term option like Brees. They crave consistency, someone they can work with for many years ahead, and Brees’ return to football would theoretically be a one-year deal, max.

An apt analogy for this is bringing in a much older but still talented “ringer” to your recreational sports team. Sure, he can win games and help you build a successful season, but what happens when he’s gone?