Saints’ Drew Brees giving it a ‘month or so’ on retirement decision
Fans of the New Orleans Saints are anxiously waiting to see what Drew Brees is going to do in 2020 and it appears they’ll get the answer sooner rather than later. With the Super Bowl a week away, Brees is going to give it a “month or so” before he makes his retirement decision.
“I’m really waiting until football is totally done,” Brees told The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate on Saturday. “Obviously being here, I’m just very much focused on my family and this opportunity to be be around the guys, playing the game.
For the second straight season, the Saints were eliminated from the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion. But this time around, there’s uncertainty surrounding the future of Brees and New Orleans.
The illustrious quarterback is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020 and will have a couple of options available. Of course, Brees could choose to return to New Orleans for one final chance at another Super Bowl.
On the other hand, the 41-year-old quarterback could call it quits and begin his life after football. It doesn’t appear that Brees will play for another team if he does decide to play next season.
Over the course of his 19 seasons in the NFL, Brees contributed 77,416 yards, 547 touchdowns, and 237 interceptions. The Saints’ longtime quarterback is the all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completion percentage.
If Brees does choose to retire, he’s expressed interest in possibly becoming a broadcaster. There’s no doubt that Brees will be highly sought after by multiple networks. At the same time, there’s a chance he returns to the field in 2020. Until he makes his decision in the coming months, there’s going to be plenty of rumors floating around.