Saints Make Final 2020 Decision On Drew Brees
The Saints made a final 2020 decision on Drew Brees this week.
If the future Hall of Famer quarterback is willing to return, New Orleans will be more than happy to welcome him with open arms.
Speaking to reporters, team general manager Mickey Loomis said that the organization wants Brees playing for them so long as he wants to keep playing.
The situation is “no different it has been the last few years,” he said.
“It’s easy to take him for granted yet I don’t take him for granted,” Loomis said.
The 41-year-old Brees is coming off another strong campaign in 2019, albeit one that saw his age beginning to catch up with him a bit.
GM Mickey Loomis said the Saints want Drew Brees back as QB as long as he wants to keep playing — “no different than it’s been the last few years,” even though he’s technically a free agent. “It’s easy to take him for granted yet I don’t take him for granted,” Loomis said.
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Brees missed five outings this past season due to a thumb injury.
Ultimately he returned in time to help lead the Saints to a 13-3 overall record and a spot in the playoffs.
Unfortunately, New Orleans got upset in the NFC Wild Card round by the Minnesota Vikings.
Last year, Brees recorded 2,979 yards and 27 scores with only four interceptions.
Earlier in the offseason Brees expressed a desire to keep playing.
Between him not wanting to retire and Loomis’ recent comments, it seems like a safe assumption that Brees will be back in New Orleans in 2020.