Saints want Drew Brees back for as long as he would like to be
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the future of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees beyond the 2019 NFL season. It seems the Saints have made it clear where they stand on their desire to keep him around.
According to Mike Triplett of ESPN general manager Mickey Loomis has assured that they plan for Brees to finish his career in New Orleans.
“No different than it’s been the last few years,” Loomis said.
“It’s easy to take him for granted. Yet, I don’t take him for granted,” Loomis said. “Look, if any of us are surprised at what he does, then we’re just not very smart.”
It is safe to say that Brees is happy to hear his team publicly voice their plans to give another shot in the 20202 NFL season. After all, he is set to become a free agent and is coming off yet another disappointing playoff finish.
New Orleans got a taste of what life was like without Brees under center after he was forced to miss five games with a thumb injury early in the 2019 campaign. The team did just fine with backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, however, wasted no time in re-inserting the veteran back in as a starter once he was healthy again.
The 41-year-old caught plenty of flak his underwhelming performance in the NFC Divisional Round. Meanwhile, the rumors about Brees drawing interest from TV networks as a potential broadcaster raised further questions about his playing future. Regardless, it is clear that the Saints have every intention of moving forward with him at the helm until he is ready to hang up his cleats for good.