Drew Brees Makes Surprising Announcement About Saints
Drew Brees made a surprising announcement about his Saints future this week.
Whereas Tom Brady refuses to give the New England Patriots even a smidgen of confidence that the team will be able to retain him, Brees is taking an alternative approach.
Brees, like Brady, is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. However, unlike, Brady, he does not want to play anywhere else.
Speaking on the matter this week, Brees indicated that he only sees two options in front of him: retirement or continuing to play for New Orleans.
Brees says he will keep “his process” for mulling retirement private and knows he gives “the same boring answers each year” but he’ll know in a month and it will be #Saints or retirement…nothing else pic.twitter.com/eqdHBYCur4
— Mike Nabors (@MikeNabors) January 25, 2020
“Brees says he will keep ‘his process’ for mulling retirement private and knows he gives ‘the same boring answers each year’ but he’ll know in a month and it will be #Saints or retirement…nothing else,” tweeted out Mike Nabors.
This falls in line with previous comments Brees has made on the topic.
“I have never been in the situation where I was mulling over the thought of [returning],” he said in a prior interview.
“To me, each one of these contracts, I don’t know how many it’s been with the Saints, I’ve played with them 14 years, it’s not a matter of if it gets done, it’s when.
“At this stage of my career, it’s not a given that I’m coming back every year, but when that time comes, I’ll always be a Saint.”
This past season New Orleans went 13-3 and made it to the NFC Wild Card Game. Unfortunately, once there, the team was upset by the Minnesota Vikings.
If Brees returns to the fold in 2020, the Saints will likely be among the top favorites to win the Super Bowl next season.
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