skip to Main Content

Could Drew Brees actually return to the football field?

After a 2020 season in which he completed 275 of 390 passes for 2,942 yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions in the regular season, and helped the Saints advance to the divisional round of the playoffs, Drew Brees took his retirement from football. He signed a deal with NBC Sports as an analyst – a deal that lasted exactly one year. Brees and the network agreed to terminate the contract, as Brees would rather make plays than discuss them on the Football Night in America panel, and since the network had no other plays for him, it was everything.

Reports indicate that FOX Sports could be in play for Brees’ services, as that network needs a man of color for Kevin Burkhardt until Tom Brady retires – which could be in a decade or two. .

If that doesn’t work, there might be another option for Brees. A return to the field?


Brees seemed excited about the Saints’ 2022 season prospects with the free agency addition of receiver Jarvis Landry, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu.

Currently, the Saints quarterback depth roster includes Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, Taysom Hill and Ian Book. Not exactly an inspiring way to start for new head coach Dennis Allen. Things were so dire for New Orleans in the top job after Winston’s injuries last season, former Saints head coach Sean Payton tried to convince Brees not to retire at the end of the season. season. Brees was said to be seriously considering it, but ultimately dismissed the idea as he wouldn’t have enough time to prepare. Not to mention the fact that the Saints roster was leveled by COVID at the time.

As for now? Brees recently had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, which would obviously complicate matters. But let’s say he’s healthy early enough to get to training camp in New Orleans or wherever. Brees turned 43 on Jan. 15 and he hasn’t played since Jan. 17, 2021, when his Saints lost in that divisional round to eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, throwing three interceptions in a 30 loss. -20. Not the best way out.

This may be to create leverage for Brees’ next broadcast gig. Or. maybe there is something to this, and Brees is looking to add his name to the 2022 NFL quarterback class? And are there any teams that would at least try to bite into such an option? We can only wait and see.

Back To Top