In an Instagram post-Tuesday morning, Drew Brees announced his decision to return to the New Orleans Saints for the 2020 season. The 41-year-old quarterback is returning for his 19th career season and 15th with the Saints.
Following a disappointing playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings in January, serious speculations begin to arise about the possibility of Brees retiring and joining the broadcasting department in the likes of Tony Romo two years earlier.
Now with Brees returning, it is up to the Saints to build around their aging quarterback in hopes of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2009 season. On the other hand, his return to the ball club may also put an end to Teddy Bridgewater’s career in New Orleans — a rising young star on the verge of a big payday ahead of free agency in less than a month.
Despite missing six games due to a thumb injury, Brees appeared in 11 games and finished with 2,979 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions on the 2019 season.
He said, “My feelings about the 2020 season! I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!!! Love you #WhoDatNation. Let’s make another run at it!”
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