Saints Tried To ‘Lure’ Drew Brees Out Of Retirement After Losing QBs To COVID

Jan 26, 2020; Orlando, FL USA; NFC quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints in the pocket during the Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (Steve Jacobson/Image of Sport)


Drew Brees is enjoying retirement and life in the NBC studios, but the New Orleans Saints reportedly checked in on their former star quarterback over the past week.

According to Jeff Duncan of the, the Saints tried to “lure” Brees out of retirement after their quarterback room took a hit due to COVID-19.

Both Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to positive tests, which leaves fourth-round pick Ian Book as the top quarterback on the team’s depth chart. With the team currently sitting on 7-7 and needing to rack up the wins to clinch a playoff berth, good old Brees reportedly received the call.

While Brees decided to stay on the sidelines, it appears he may have given the idea more thought than anyone would believe.

“Brees was the first person the Saints called, according to multiple sources that I spoke with this week,” Duncan wrote. “Payton called him personally. Brees was in Hawaii with his family, and from what I’ve been able to gather, he gave the idea some serious thought.”

The Saints also reached out to veterans Philip Rivers and Josh McCown, per the report, but they will ultimately roll with Ian Book and see what the former Notre Dame standout can do in his first NFL start.

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