Sean Payton’s slip up may have revealed Drew Brees’ retirement plans
Granted there’s an NFL season, it could be the last one for longtime New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
That seems to be a very real possibility, based on coach Sean Payton’s remarks on Wednesday.
In discussing jack-of-all-trades Taysom Hill on ESPN, Payton said: “The unique situation with our team and with our quarterback Drew Brees is, he’s announced he’s coming back for his final season …”
Payton — who was recently cleared of coronavirus after testing positive — caught himself, realizing the mistake he may have made, and went back to discussing Hill. There have been no such declarations from Brees or the Saints about this being his final year. He signed a two-year, $50 million contract on March 17. Brees is 41, but the 13-time Pro Bowler is coming off a strong season, one in which he threw 27 touchdown passes, just four interceptions and completed 74.3 percent of his passing attempts in leading the Saints to the NFC South title.
In late January, Brees seemed open to spending more time on the sideline and allowing Hill to have a bigger role.
“If I’m back, and Taysom’s alongside me, call the plays that puts us in the best position to win,” he told Pro Football Talk. “If that means Taysom Hill is taking 30 snaps a game, 25 snaps a game, so be it. I’m all for that.”
Source : Zach Braziller Link