Retired QB Drew Brees on His Future: “I May Play Football Again”

Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints in 2017
Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints in 2017. Photo by Brad Smith/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

Don’t be surprised if Drew Brees takes out a page from Tom Brady’s book and unretires. When discussing his future on Twitter, the legendary New Orleans Saints quarterback said he’s undecided and “may play football again.”  

Brees retired after the 2020 NFL season and then spent the past year working as a football analyst for NBC. The 43-year-old player struggled in his new role, which saw him focus on studio work instead of his preferred choice of calling games. As a result, the two sides decided to “mutually” part ways ahead of the 2022 campaign.

The breakup prompted several rumors about Brees’ future, so the future Hall of Famer decided to address them on social media.

“Despite speculation from media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided,” Brees wrote on Twitter. “I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids, or all of the above. I’ll let you know.”

Of course, the most interesting part of this tweet is the possibility of Brees playing football again. While this got fans in New Orleans salivating, the Saints’ brass isn’t convinced that this is an option.

“I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven’t had any conversations in that regard,” said the new Saints’ head coach Dennis Allen when asked about the news.

The New Orleans Saints are already committed to Jaemis Winston as their No. 1 QB, but there is no doubt that they would jump on a chance to have Drew Brees under center once again in a heartbeat. Brees is the franchise’s best player of all time and has led the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV win, their first in history. He also holds almost every franchise passing record imaginable.

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