New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has said he is going to take his time to decide his future, and he isn't trying to just drum up some interest, he is seriously considering hanging up the cleats. Brees has talked openly about retiring in the past and according to Pro Football Talk, this offseason, it might happen.
One source of PFT revealed that if Drew Brees does come back, it will basically be used as a transition year to Taysom Hill, and the former BYU standout would have an even bigger role.
As one source explained it to PFT, the Saints wants Brees back for what would essentially become a transition year, from Brees to Taysom Hill with Hill becoming the starter in 2021. Even if Brees comes back, Hill will be used much more extensively as part of the team’s offense in 2020 — especially in light of some private regret that, if Hill had been utilized just a little bit more in the wild-card loss to the Vikings, the Saints quite likely would have won the game.
That last line is really revealing about how the team feels about Hill. They obviously have some regret about not using Hill more in the playoffs. In addition, it was reported recently that the Saints view Taysom Hill as a franchise-quarterback, too.
With the way the Saints feels about Hill, they need to lock him up long term. He is a restricted free agent this offseason, but it seems they are prepared to match just about any offer if he is going to be the starting quarterback of the future.