Drew Brees announces he’s playing in 2020

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The Saints may have to put those plans for a future franchise quarterback on hold.

The old one’s coming back.

Quarterback Drew Brees just announced on Instagram that he’s returning for the 2020 season.

Next to a photograph of a mountaintop on Instagram, he wrote: “My feelings about the 2020 season! I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!!! Love you #WhoDatNation. Let’s make another run at it!”

The 41-year-old Brees has been with the Saints since 2006, and his coming back should help keep them atop the list of NFC contenders for another year.

The Saints are in an interesting position now, as they hope to hang onto restricted free agent gadget player Taysom Hill. Backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater‘s also an unrestricted free agent, and should have interest (even if not at the levels some are suggesting).

72 responses to “Drew Brees announces he’s playing in 2020

  1. Another great year passing, another near miss for the Big Dance. It is going to be deja vu alll over again.

  2. Well that’s good news for the Saints – bad news for the rest of the NFC.

    But still, que the haters, even though all he’s done is become one of the best all-time QB’s by every measure, kept his team in the thick of things for most of his 15 years there, been an exemplary team leader, husband, father, and community servant.

  3. Negotiations must be going well……sounds like he might know he’s agreed to a deal & coming back, to me.

  4. I would rather have Brees than Brady at this point. However, Taysom Hill looks to have a ton of potential when he finally gets his shot. Another year studying the work ethic of Brees can only increase his value, if they can hang onto him.

  5. We’re putting’ the band back together!

    WhoDat!!

    Life is too short. Hope he empties the clip and the Saints get to and win the Big Dance! NFC South is always fierce, and the Saints have another tough schedule (SF and KC in the Dome). Should be a great challenge, and great fun!

    #OneMoreTime!!

  6. Brees’ stats and records are the result of the way the game is played today and his sustained excellence. Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton … All have great career stats. No one says any of them are “stat padders”.

  7. Best of luck to him! I wish him nothing but good health and success…unless he meets the Seahawks in the playoffs. In that case I only wish him good health.

  8. “Well that’s good news for the Saints – bad news for the rest of the NFC.

    But still, que the haters”
    *****************
    First off… it’s CUE. If you were TRYING to say “que” then you wanted queue, but that makes no sense. Unless you want the comment in a holding area.

    Secondly, not sure that is good for the Saints Long-term. They could lost BOTH of their QBs who are heir-apparent and be stuck especially if Brees gets hurt this year…

  9. Unfortunately for him and Saints fans I think this window is closing. Has to be one of the most frustrating runs a team could have. Maybe have one more in them but I think the NFC South will be improved and the road will be harder than before. Don’t have a ton of cap space to improve the roster.

  10. know what i like about Brees? he doesn’t whine and moan like a child after his team loses, unlike his teammates Michael Thomas and Cam Jordan. Those 2 are some of the worst cry babies in the league.

  11. inozwetrust says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    No more thumbs up, thumbs down? What gives?

    Cool….so its not just my computer. Thanks.

  12. I THINK MICKEY LOOMIS WILL SOLVE THE CAP PROBLEM AND WE’LL HAVE THE ABILITY TO SIGN PLAYERS.
    ALL YOU PEOPLE HATING ON DREW BREES ARE JEALOUS. THE MAN IS WORTH EVERY CENT HE HAS GOTTEN AND SOME PLUS HE HAS HELPED THE TEAM BE ABLE TO BE ABLE TO MOVE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE HERE AND THERE. ALOT OF PLAAYER HAVE DONE THAT ALSO. STOP HATING ON THE SAINTS PEOPLE’

  13. Did anyone actually doubt this? Brees might be a nice guy, yada yada, but he *really* cares about his stats.

  14. 2ruefan says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm
    “Well that’s good news for the Saints – bad news for the rest of the NFC.
    But still, que the haters”
    *****************
    First off… it’s CUE. If you were TRYING to say “que” then you wanted queue, but that makes no sense. Unless you want the comment in a holding area.
    ———————
    Lighten up Francis…..It’s a football blog.

  15. arwiv says:
    February 18, 2020 at 1:12 pm
    inozwetrust says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    No more thumbs up, thumbs down? What gives?

    Cool….so its not just my computer. Thanks.
    ***************************************************************

    I just thumbsed you both up……in my mind

  16. veetan says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm
    Well that’s good news for the Saints – bad news for the rest of the NFC.

    But still, que the haters, even though all he’s done is become one of the best all-time QB’s by every measure, kept his team in the thick of things for most of his 15 years there, been an exemplary team leader, husband, father, and community servant.

    —————————————————–

    Except for the 3 7-9 years in a row of course……..

  17. So sick of this guy. Thinks he is God’s gift to quarterbacks. Just retire already you money hungry tool.

  18. per PFF
    combine 2018 + 2019 = Drew Brees is the #1 NFL QB, ahead of Mahommes and Russell Wilson
    2018 = #1 94.6 rating
    2019 = #2 (tie with Wilson)

  19. Hate to break it to the delusional ones out there, but Taysom Hill will be 30 in August and has 119 career passing yards. He played on special teams last year. You think the Saints would actually have the guy playing special teams if they considered him a legitimate QB? Not a chance.

  20. Brees, born in 1979 , has not done a great job as a Defensive player for the Saints, (many posters here are unaware of the fact that football wins are team wins)

  21. Who Dat!! Last shot, Drew!! Let’s get it!! No other NFC team has been as consistently close to the super bowl over the last 3 or 4 seasons than the Saints. Finish it!

  22. 2ruefan says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm
    “Well that’s good news for the Saints – bad news for the rest of the NFC.

    But still, que the haters”
    *****************
    First off… it’s CUE. If you were TRYING to say “que” then you wanted queue, but that makes no sense. Unless you want the comment in a holding area.

    Secondly, not sure that is good for the Saints Long-term. They could lost BOTH of their QBs who are heir-apparent and be stuck especially if Brees gets hurt this year…

    ***************

    If you’re going to be flashing your Grammar Police badge you shouldn’t mangle a sentence by starting it with “They could lost BOTH….” You also shouldn’t capitalize “Long-term”.

    Doctor, heal thyself.

  23. The haters are entitled to their perspective, and I don’t begrudge them their opinions.

    What I think most folks don’t realize is that Brees means more than football to New Orleans. He believed in the city, and the team, and the organization when ALL were at their absolute LOWEST, just six months after Katrina, and he had a chance to go to a nice city (Miami) with no state income tax and a coach with an impeccable reputation at the time (Saban) who was seen as up and coming. Those who haven’t lived here can’t appreciate what that meant, and still means, to this city and state.

  24. This horrible news for the Saints, another wasted season coming for the dried up New Orleans squad. First it was the refs fault and this year was the Vikings (which was a very pathetic loss.) Now their demise will be old man Brees.

  25. He’ll be a valued clipboard holder for Taysom Hill

    ***

    Not really sure why anyone thinks that Taysom Hill has shown that he can be an NFL QB. Not to say he can’t, just there is absolutely no evidence of it.

  26. QB market flooded. TedMurph still confused.

    Even a confused TedMurph knows far more than you ever will…..but you both are still annoying Pat fanboys.

    Good for the Saints!

  27. Stat pack rat. Which week(s) will he be on MNF in 2020 where the entire broadcast will count every yard he has ever thrown forward and backwards with graphs on how many round trip flights it equals in dog miles between New Orleans and Lafayette?

  28. The Saints probably get past the Vikings in the playoffs with Bridgewater at QB. I don’t see the Saints doing any better next year with an older Brees at QB especially if he has to play all 16 games. His arm looked shot after 16 games in 2018.

  29. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    February 18, 2020 at 4:59 pm
    “ Better than Brady “???? Seriously, you have to be kidding!! That’s SIX time Super Bowl Champ TB12!!
    Six is better than ONE!!
    ////////////////////
    Remember when Brady intercepted Russell Wilson on the goalline to win the Superbowl?
    Super Bowl wins are team wins, not QB wins

  30. February 18, 2020 at 4:59 pm
    “ Better than Brady “???? Seriously, you have to be kidding!! That’s SIX time Super Bowl Champ TB12!!
    Six is better than ONE!!
    ////////////////////
    Remember when Brady intercepted Russell Wilson on the goalline to win the Superbowl?
    Super Bowl wins are team wins, not QB wins
    ——
    Remember when Brady won the AFC championship game in 2019 in overtime after the Pats won the toss? Remember earlier that same day when the Saints won the toss in overtime and they lost because the Rams intercepted ?
    I remember that!
    Good times.
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  31. As long as Sean Payton is coach it doesn’t matter. The Saints choke in the playoffs and I believe it’s Karma for 2009 bountygate. Maybe if Payton steps down they win another Superbowl.

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