Drew Brees deflects retirement query
It’s been assumed that Drew Brees is going to be playing his final season in the NFL in 2020 with the New Orleans Saints. Despite the presumptions being made, Brees is deflecting the idea that he’s going to retire after the 2020 season concludes.
During a talk with reporters, Brees quickly refuted the notion that retirement is a guarantee for him next offseason:
“Man, I’m not looking past one day at a time,” Drew Brees said, via Larry Holder of TheAthletic.com.
When the 2019 season came to a close, Brees exclaimed that he’d need time to think about returning for another season. After giving it some thought, Brees would ink a two-year, $50 million deal to remain with the Saints this offseason.
Although, his contract shows some signs of him possibly calling it quits after this season. If Brees were to play in 2021, the Saints would owe him $25 million in base salary and he would carry a $36.1 million cap hit. With that being said, he could restructure the deal if he does choose to play another season in 2021.
On the other hand, with his playing career winding down, he’s already agreed to a deal with NBC Sports. However, the deal with NBC Sports won’t begin until Brees decides to announce his retirement from the NFL.
At 41 years old, Drew Brees is still one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the league. But at the same time, it’s evident that he realizes that he’s nearing the end of his career. Until the time comes though for him to make a decision, Brees is taking it one day at a time.