Will former NFL quarterback Drew Brees pull a Tom Brady and reverse his retirement? The answer is likely no.
The 43-year-old spent 20 seasons with the National Football League as a quarterback for the San Diego Chargers and the New Orleans Saints.
Despite having the second-highest career passing yards (80,358) and touchdown passes (571) in NFL history, his reign as one of the league’s top quarterbacks seems to be over for good – regardless of what jokes he makes on Twitter.
Brees stirred the pot a few days ago when he alluded to a possible return to football. After rumors began circling that he may not return to NBC Sports as an NFL analyst, he decided to add more fuel to the fire.
On the 15th of May, he initially tweeted that watching upcoming players get signed to the league makes him want to play again. Following this string of words being sent out, fans began questioning what his next move is. According to the man himself, he’s undecided.
“Despite speculation from media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided,” Brees wrote on Twitter. “I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids, or all of the above. I’ll let you know.”
New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen doesn’t think Drew Brees will come out of retirement
Although the tweet certainly piqued the interest of football fans across the country, most people are concluding that the retired quarterback will remain just that: retired. In fact, New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen weighed in and shared his thoughts on the matter.
“I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven’t had any conversations in that regard,” Allen said, according to ESPN. The coach went on to add the sentiments, “I don’t really want to live in those hypothetical worlds right now. We’ll see where it all goes, but he caused a lot of interest, that’s for sure.”
While Brees reported that he isn’t sure if he will work for NBC in the upcoming season, the New York Post went on to share that will not return as a game analyst in the 2022 season.
“The decision seemed mutual as Brees preferred doing games over the ‘Football Night in America’ studio show, and NBC didn’t have many NFL games to offer him,” the news outlet relayed.
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