Drew Brees Makes Surprising Announcement On Future
Drew Brees made a surprising announcement on his future this week.
Following his team’s unexpected loss at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings last Saturday, Brees has been bombarded with questions about 2020.
Would he retire? Would he continue to play? Will he remain with the New Orleans Saints?
On Wednesday, the future Hall of Famer opted to answer the only question he can at this stage.
He is not retiring.
Speaking to the media, Brees insisted that he does not plan to hang up his cleats this offseason. He believes he still has at least three seasons in him before he is forced to retire.
Brees: I know I can still play. I know I could play another 3-4 years. I want to do it on my own terms.
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“I want to do it on my own terms,” he said.
Part of what muddles up Brees’ status is the fact that he is an unrestricted free agent heading into this summer. While it is difficult to see a scenario where he plays for anyone other than the Saints, it is also undeniable that he is getting up there in age.
The 40-year-old missed a decent chunk of time this past season with injury, forcing back-up Teddy Bridgewater to come in and pick up the slack.
Bridgewater is also an unrestricted free agent this summer.
That isn’t to say Brees had a bad year. He still threw for 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four picks this past season.
It is just to note that, as players get older, injuries tend to start piling up.
How much future potential are the Saints willing to sacrifice in order to have a shot at winning a Super Bowl with Brees now?
That is the question the organization ultimately must answer. Because one way or another, Brees plans to be back next season.