Drew Brees Makes Surprising Comment Regarding Saints Future
Drew Brees made a surprising comment regarding his Saints future on Friday.
Brees is heading into this offseason as an unrestricted free agent. In theory, the 41-year-old could retire, play elsewhere or return to New Orleans. All three are viable options.
The Saints have made it explicitly clear that they want Brees back next year, even if it comes at the expense of losing talented backup Teddy Bridgewater to some other organization.
At this point, the only question is if Brees wants to come back to New Orleans.
This week, Brees shed some light on his future in a conversation with Jane Slater of the NFL Network.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 23, 2020
“I have never been in the situation where I was mulling over the thought of [returning],” he said.
“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.”
Age started catching up with Brees a bit this year. He ended up missing five outings in 2019 as a result of a thumb injury.
Despite that, he still recorded 2,979 yards and 27 scores on the year.
The Saints made the playoffs this season but ended up getting upset in the Wild Card round by the Minnesota Vikings.
It remains to be seen if Brees and the Saints can ultimately return to the Super Bowl in 2020.