Sources within the New Orleans Saints organization are not expecting to have their legendary quarterback Drew Brees back next season.
Many believe that the 41-year-old quarterback will retire at the end of this season and take a job as a broadcaster with NBC.
Brees had a very trying year and suffered a number of very serious injuries, including 11 fractured ribs and a punctured lung.
Many expected Brees to retire last year, but he surprised the organization, saying that he wanted to play another year.
Brees currently has a signed contract with NBC and most believe that he will be working as a broadcaster for Notre Dame football games to start. Sources expect that Brees is being groomed to take over for 61-year-old Cris Collinsworth once he decides to leave the Sunday Night Football booth.
Brees and the Saints will face the Chicago Bears in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday.
Brees led the Saints to their first and only Super Bowl title in 2010. He’s also a future Hall of Famer who has put up record numbers in just about every offensive category over the course of his career.
Currently, the Saints have Taysom Hill and former No. 1 pick Jameis Winston on the roster as options at quarterback when Brees decides to leave.