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.
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