Drew Brees: ‘I’m not going anywhere else’

By David Kenyon

Drew Brees will soon become an unrestricted free agent, but the New Orleans Saints quarterback doesn’t envision any changes to his professional life in 2018.

According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, Brees — who is preparing for the Pro Bowl — said, “I’m not going anywhere else.”

Saints fans certainly have felt confident there would be no change under center, and head coach Sean Payton was adamant Brees would be back. It appears the efforts of Joe Thomas to persuade Brees to join the Cleveland Browns were futile.

Brees set an NFL record with a 72.0 completion percentage in 2017, throwing for 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns compared to just eight interceptions. He led the Saints to a division title and put them on the brink of reaching the NFC Championship before a defensive meltdown ended their playoff run.

New Orleans may seriously consider picking a quarterback early in the upcoming draft, since Brees is 39 years old. But a new contract should keep him with the Saints for at least a couple more seasons until he decides to retire.