Saints Coach Sean Payton Responds To Drew Brees’ Retirement
Saints coach Sean Payton responded to Drew Brees’ potential retirement this week.
The New Orleans quarterback has repeatedly said that he will take the next month to contemplate his NFL future.
Brees has so far narrowed it down to two options: he will either retire or he will return to the Saints.
Under no circumstances is the future Hall of Famer planning to suit up for a different organization in 2020.
This week, TMZ caught up with Payton and asked him what direction his superstar quarterback was leaning in.
“Listen, I think he’s playing at a high level,” Payton said.
“He’ll know (what decision to make). He’s doing well.”
This past year, at 41 years old, Brees amassed 2,979 yards and 27 scores in 11 games.
He can very clearly still play at a high level, so this is not an Eli Manning-type situation.
The Saints have reportedly developed something of a succession plan for when Brees retires, and it requires him coming back for one more season.
Sean Payton Shoots Down Drew Brees Retirement Rumors, He’s Still Ballin’! https://t.co/gVKdiixKa6
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 30, 2020
Under this plan, backup quarterback Taysom Hill would study under Brees for one more year before ultimately taking the reigns.
A final decision from Brees should come at some point within the next 30 days or so.