As Super Bowl week gets started, there are plenty of storylines about veteran free-agent quarterbacks and what their future holds. One of those quarterbacks is the legendary Drew Brees.
There have been many rumors about what the 41-year-old and what he could decide and what the Saints should decide. They have many viable options like Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgwater. Hill has famously been a Swiss Army knife who was imperative to the Saints 13-3 record. Teddy Bridgwater subbed in mid-year for the injured Drew Brees and went 5-0 during his stint. Very clearly the Saints have options should Drew Brees retire.
I feel that Drew Brees should 100 percent return to the Saints especially since he showed no signs of slowing down. He compiled 2,979 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and only four interceptions, a 116.3 passer rating, and a 74.3 completion percentage. He brings such a sense of leadership that no other quarterback can match.
Brees also has a resume that almost no one can contest. He is the leader in passing touchdowns, pass completions, passing yards, and second to only Brett Farve in pass attempts. He also won league MVP in 2008 and 2011 and won the Super Bowl and its MVP in 2010. He also is one of only three quarterbacks to beat all 32 teams.
So with all of that is it really worth it for Drew to retire? I beg to differ. The saints have made it known that they are comfortable with Taysom Hill as their franchise quarterback if Brees decides to retire. Brees has no reason to retire as he has an extremely strong receiving core led by Michael Thomas and the Saints defense is in a really good spot which means it should be another easy ride into an NFC South crown this upcoming season.
Only time will tell but Drew Brees should truly keep playing assuming he and his family are up for it.