Report: Saints plan to move on from Drew Brees in 2021

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A lot has been made about the possibility that New Orleans Saints quarterback and future Hall of Famer Drew Brees might end up retiring.

Brees has recently noted that he’ll take a month or so to make the decision. In the mean time, this report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suggests that regardless of Brees’ decision, the Saints plan to move on from him following the 2020 season.

“As one source explained it to PFT, the Saints wants Brees back for what would essentially become a transition year, from Brees to Taysom Hill with Hill becoming the starter in 2021,” the report read. “Even if Brees comes back, Hill will be used much more extensively as part of the team’s offense in 2020 — especially in light of some private regret that, if Hill had been utilized just a little bit more in the wild-card loss to the Vikings, the Saints quite likely would have won the game.”

Hill played an important role in the Saints’ success on offense this past season. He’s seen as a multi-layered talent with an ability to both pass the ball and run it.

Though, it also comes with limited experience. Hill, 29, has thrown 13 career regular-season passes.

For his part, Brees is an impending free agent. While it’s unlikely the 41-year-old signal caller will ever play for another team, retirement remains an option. That’s especially true if the Saints are already preparing for life without him.

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