Drew Brees Makes Final Decision About Saints Future
Drew Brees made a final decision about his Saints future, it would appear.
The 41-year-old will either come back to New Orleans to serve as the team’s starting quarterback, or he will retire.
There is no scenario where he will go and play for another franchise in his twilight years.
According to The Athletic NFL insider Jeff Duncan, Brees’ people have had “exploratory” discussions with various TV executives to determine their interest in hiring the quarterback for broadcasting duties.
One nugget from SB week: Reps of Drew Brees have had exploratory talks with network TV execs to gauge interest in a future broadcasting career. Strictly fact-finding at this point, but the interest appears to be genuine. If/when Brees tries the booth, he will be a hot commodity.
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) February 2, 2020
It is no secret that a number of networks have been interested in the Saints quarterback as an analyst when he finally hangs up his cleats.
Of course, we may still be a year away from that point.
Brees very much still has what it takes to compete at the top level of the NFL.
This past season, he recorded 2,979 yards and 27 scores in 11 total outings.
With numbers like that, he could suit up and play well for the Saints for many years to come.
This past season Brees led New Orleans to the NFC Wild Card round, where the team was upset in heartbreaking fashion by the Minnesota Vikings.
Brees has indicated that he will make a final decision on his future at some point within the next month.
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