New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has announced that he will officially return for 2020. He is a free agent this offseason, and it was unclear whether he would come back to the NFL.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
Even though Brees is a free agent, New Orleans will likely re-sign him with little to no hesitation. Brees is the only Super Bowl-winning quarterback in Saints’ history. He also won Super Bowl MVP when he beat the Manning-led Colts in Super Bowl 44.
He played in 11 games in the regular season in 2019. After tearing a ligament in his thumb, he missed five games. His starting record was 8-3 in 2019. The Saints were bounced in the Wild Card Round by the Minnesota Vikings. For the third year in a row, New Orleans exited the playoffs on the last play of the game.
Despite missing five games, Brees, at age 40, still threw 27 touchdowns to only four interceptions. His 74.3 completion percentage was the highest of all qualified quarterbacks in the NFL. He also broke Peyton Manning’s (and Tom Brady’s) all-time passing touchdown records.
While it is assumed the Saints will re-sign him, stay tuned to TGH for more information on Brees’ free agency.
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