Three weeks ago on the present time, Saints coach Sean Payton acknowledged on PFT Stay that the crew expected an announcement from quarterback Drew Brees relating to his future within a week or a week and a half of.
The silence from Brees has change into deafening. All signs continue to point retirement, with the largest share of evidence being a recent contract that slashed his 2021 wage by nearly $24 million in boom to enable the Saints to raise a reduced cap number till June 2, at which duration his retirement will be processed in boom to separate the cap charge over two years, 2021 and 2022.
Per the NFL, the Saints would still be in a location to formally residing Brees on the reserve-retired listing on June 2 even though he proclaims his retirement now. Thus, that’s no longer the impediment.
So what’s in actuality going on here? Would possibly per chance per chance well or no longer or no longer it is that Brees is in actuality mad by taking half in in 2021, even with a terrible wage of handiest $1.075 million?
Till he affords a clear resolution, it’s inconceivable to rule it out. And even though Brees exited the Superdome after a playoff loss to the Buccaneers bearing in mind that it used to be over, per chance the capacity of Tampa Bay to purchase the Mountainous Bowl has persuaded Brees that the Saints, who swept Tampa Bay within the frequent season, still have an opportunity to cap his profession with a 2nd Mountainous Bowl victory.
By all appearances, the Saints are ready to pass on. If Brees decides to present it but one more lope at 41, would the Saints welcome him inspire or nick the twine? G.M. Mickey Loomis has acknowledged Brees can play for the Saints so long as he wants; if he’s titillating to invent it for handiest $1.075 million in 2021, this would well furthermore be exhausting for Loomis to inform no. The quiz of then turns into whether or no longer coach Sean Payton would re-set up Brees as the starter, or preserve him as an extremely cheap backup to Taysom Hill, Jameis Winston, or but one more particular person.
With all signs pointing to Drew Brees retiring, will he in actuality retire? within the origin seemed on Pro Football Talk