Drew Brees Isn’t Serious About Coming Out of Retirement



We can’t say for certain what Drew Brees will do next with his life, but we do know this- he won’t be returning to the NFL. Amid reports that he’s out, after just one season, as an announcer with NBC Sports, Brees Tweeted an intentional misdirection about his next career move. The man who is second in NFL career passing completion percentage, touchdown passes, passing yards,  completions and attempts said he might actually return to the league.

Those who know him best though say Brees was only tweeting that in jest. The idea of Brees suiting up again is not one to be taken seriously, they claim.

There is some action already on where he might go, and the sports betting guides can tell you the odds for various teams. Should the most famous football player in New Orleans Saints and Purdue Boilermakers history actually re-sign with the New Orleans Saints, or any other team for that matter, well, you would then see their Super Bowl odds become instantly much more favorable. Don’t hold your breath though.


A tweet from ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder said: “Knowing Drew Brees over the years, I do not take seriously his recent social media posts about unretiring to play QB in the #NFL. For one thing, he had left shoulder surgery two weeks ago and would be physically unable to play until at least September or October, per a source.”

Meanwhile Saints Head Coach Dennis Allen, speaking yesterday at the Saints’ Hall of Fame golf tournament, said there have not been any discussions about a potential Brees comeback in New Orleans.

“I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven’t had any conversations in that regard,” he said.

Of all the options that Drew Brees, who holds the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, listed in his tweet, I really think the Pickleball idea is the best one. More on that sport at this link.

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