Saints QB Drew Brees, who turned 41 last month, had a passer rating of 116.3 last season, the highest mark of his career. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Like most NFL teams, the New Orleans Saints are facing questions heading into the 2020 season, but who will be playing quarterback is no longer one of them.

Drew Brees announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday that he will continue playing next season. While he is technically set to become a free agent, the 41-year-old QB made it clear he will remain with the Saints.

“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!” Brees wrote.

Brees and the Saints likely have a handshake agreement in place for the quarterback’s next deal. There was never a chance of Brees playing elsewhere in 2020. He said last month that his two options were retiring or playing in New Orleans.

This past season Brees proved he is still capable of playing at a very high level. He completed a whopping 74.3 percent of his passes and had a passer rating of 116.3, the highest mark of his career. He threw for nearly 3,000 yards with 27 touchdowns and four interceptions despite missing five games with a thumb injury.

He recently indicated he is open to giving up some of his snaps in 2020 if coach Sean Payton wants him to do that. Either way, the Saints can now focus on improving other areas of their team in free agency.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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1984 / 5084 / 48
Dan Marino
1986 / 4746 / 44
Dan Marino
1995 / 4413 / 38
Brett Favre
1998 / 4170 / 36
Steve Young
1999 / 4353 / 41
Kurt Warner
1999 / 4436 / 36
Steve Beuerlein
2001 / 4830 / 36
Kurt Warner
2004 / 4557 / 49
Peyton Manning
2004 / 4717 / 39
Daunte Culpepper
2007 / 4211 / 36
Tony Romo
2007 / 4806 / 50
Tom Brady
2011 / 4643 / 45
Aaron Rodgers
2011 / 5038 / 41
Matthew Stafford
2011 / 5235 / 39
Tom Brady
2011 5476 / 46
Drew Brees
2012 / 4295 / 39
Aaron Rodgers
2012 / 4659 / 37
Peyton Manning
2012 / 5177 / 43
Drew Brees
2013 / 5162 / 39
Drew Brees
2013 / 5477 / 55
Peyton Manning
2014 / 4381 / 38
Aaron Rodgers
2014 / 4727 / 39
Peyton Manning
2014 / 4761 / 40
Andrew Luck
2015 / 4428 / 35
Blake Bortles
2015 / 4432 / 35
Eli Manning
2015 / 4671 / 35
Carson Palmer
2015 / 4770 / 36
Tom Brady
2016 / 4428 / 40
Aaron Rodgers
2016 / 4944 / 38
Matt Ryan
2016 / 5208 / 37
Drew Brees
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Patrick Mahomes
2018 / 4924 / 35
Matt Ryan
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