Saints HC addresses Drew Brees leaving doors open for potential return to NFL

Brees retired after the 2020 season but said he might come back in 2022.

by Dzevad Mesic
Saints HC addresses Drew Brees leaving doors open for potential return to NFL

New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen didn't seem to be to excited after seeing Drew Brees leave the door open for a potential return to the NFL as he thought the Saints legend made his tweets in "jest." This past weekend, Brees stunned the NFL community when he announced he might return to football in 2022.

"I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven't had any conversations in that regard," Allen said, per ESPN. Brees retired after the 2020 season and the Saints think they have a long-term answer at the quarterback position with Jameis Winston.

"I don't really want to live in those hypothetical worlds right now," Allen said. "We'll see where it all goes, but he caused a lot of interest, that's for sure."

The tweets Brees sent out

"Despite speculation from media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided.

I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids or all of the above. I’ll let you know," Brees tweeted. Also, Brees sounded extremely optimistic after the Saints signed Jarvis Landry and Tyrann Mathieu.

"Man..signing @juice_landry and @mathieu_era makes me want to come back and play again!!! Great additions…leaders and players!" Brees said in another tweet. Meanwhile, the Saints seem to be set to start Winston next season.

Winston was given an extension by the Saints this offseason. “There’s a lot of days between now and Week One, but we certainly like where he’s at right now,” Allen said on the Rich Eisen Show. “We like the progress that he’s making.

Man, I really loved a lot of the things that he did last year for us — 14 touchdowns, three interceptions. There was just some really good stuff that you see. and my vision and my hope is that he continues to progress on the same level as he gets another year in the system."