New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees confirmed that he will be returning to the field for the upcoming season, ending any speculation about his retirement. Brees had previously said that he would take some time to reflect on his future before making a decision, but ultimately he has decided to continue playing.
The announcement was made in a video posted to his Instagram account, where Brees said: “I’m excited to announce that I’m coming back for the 2020 season. I can’t wait to see what our team can accomplish.”
Brees, who will turn 41 years old in January, has been the Saints’ starting quarterback since 2006 and has led the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2009. He has been named to 13 Pro Bowls and holds numerous NFL records, including most career passing yards and most career completions.
Despite his impressive resume, there were some concerns about Brees’ ability to continue playing at a high level. Last season, he missed five games due to a thumb injury and his performance was somewhat inconsistent upon his return. However, Brees was able to lead the Saints to a 13-3 record and a division title.
With Brees returning, the Saints will once again be one of the favorites to win the NFC South and make a deep playoff run. They will also have to make some decisions about their backup quarterback situation, as Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill are both set to become free agents.
In the end, Brees’ decision to return was not a surprise to many, but it is a relief for Saints fans who were worried about losing one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Brees has shown time and time again that he is a fierce competitor and a leader on and off the field, and his return gives the Saints a chance to continue their pursuit of a second Super Bowl title.
In conclusion, Drew Brees has confirmed that he will return to play for the New Orleans Saints in the upcoming season. Despite some concerns about his age and injury history, Brees remains one of the top quarterbacks in the league and his return is a major boost for the Saints’ chances of winning a championship.