Details: The report is from Mke Triplett who cites sources close to the Brees and the Saints.
- Brees, who retired from football in March 2021, tweeted on Sunday that he is undecided on his future and “may play football again” — a day after tweeting that the Saints’ additions of Jarvis Landry and Tyrann Mathieu “makes me want to come back and play again!!!”
Just a Jest? When asked about the tweets, Saints coach Dennis Allen said, “I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven’t had any conversations in that regard.”
King's Take: Peter King wrote on Monday that Brees had shoulder surgery on May 2, which would “seem to make a return to football problematic at best.”
- King also cited a source close to Brees who told him that the 43-year-old “is not playing football.”
Florio's Take: Mike Florio believes Brees’ tweets could be “part of an effort to leverage a buyout” from his broadcasting deal with NBC Sports. Apparently, Brees would prefer to be an in-game analyst, which differs from his studio role at NBC.