Drew Brees Will Make Another Run at It
METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees isn't done yet.
The New Orleans Saints quarterback and the NFL's career passing leader will return for a 20th season after posting to Instagram on Tuesday that he will "make another run at it."
Brees, who turned 41 in January, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 18, but he has made it clear for the past several years that he has no interest in testing the open market. So his only choices were staying in New Orleans or retiring.
The two sides will need to work out a new contract, but that shouldn't be contentious. The last time Brees was a free agent, in 2018, he agreed to a two-year, $50 million contract that was slightly below market value -- with only one year of salary guaranteed.
The Saints will also have to decide whether they want to try to keep both of their backups: unrestricted free agent Teddy Bridgewater and restricted free agent Taysom Hill.
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