Drew Brees Reveals When He Will Retire From Saints
Drew Brees revealed when he will retire from the New Orleans Saints during an interview this past week.
Last month, the 41-year-old published a post on Instagram suggesting he was returning in 2020. The message settled a months-long period of questions regarding whether he would retire or not.
“My feelings about the 2020 season,” he wrote in the caption of a photo of him at a mountaintop. “I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!”
During an interview he did with the Greg Hill Show on WEEI this past week, Brees noted that leaving New Orleans was never an option for him.
“Listen, I have no intention of going anywhere,” he said.
“I don’t care what the offer would be or what the situation might be, I am Who Dat Nation for life.”
So how long does Brees see himself playing?
“I think, for me, it’s not a matter of whether I can still play the game — definitely feel like I can still play the game,” he told WBZ-TV.
“I could play it for quite a bit longer if I really wanted to.”
How much longer? Until he is about 45 years old, according to the future Hall of Famer.
Last year, Brees recorded 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four picks in a year where he missed five outings due to injuries.
The Saints ultimately made it to the playoffs under his leadership, but were upset in the NFC Wild Card Round by the Minnesota Vikings.
Presuming Brees stays healthy next year, there is no reason why New Orleans cannot make it back to the playoffs and hopefully do some real damage this time around.