It did not take lengthy for inquiring minds to marvel if Drew Brees will come out of retirement now that the New Orleans Saints have a emptiness on the quarterback place.
With Jameis Winston out with a season-ending knee injury, consideration shortly turned to Brees, who performed 15 seasons for New Orleans and led them to a Super Bowl victory in 2010.
But when the quarterback-turned-analyst was requested a few potential return throughout NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcast, he shut the notion down.
“I’ll be there Saturday to call the Notre Dame-Navy game, and I’ll be here Sunday,” Brees stated with regard to his broadcasting duties, through Sports Illustrated.
It’s no shock Brees got here up in dialog after Winston went down. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer holds the record for many accomplished passes in league historical past and solely hung up his cleats on the finish of final season.
Instead, it seems to be like Sean Payton will probably be handing the reigns to backup QB Trevor Siemian, who accomplished 16-of-29 passes for 159 yards with one landing in aid of Winston on Sunday in an enormous 36-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I believe he’s going to do nicely,” Brees stated of Siemian, through Nola.com. “That’s precisely why [Payton] introduced him in final yr after I acquired harm. He’s a cerebral man who can decide up the system shortly. He can execute it. The backside line is he has two actually good operating backs and an important protection. He’ll play inside the system and I believe Sean Payton has a whole lot of confidence in him.”
The Saints host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.