Any hopes that New Orleans Saints legend Drew Brees might have doubts about his retirement evaporated through the news on Friday.
The Saints announced On Friday, Brees’ retirement was made official via the NFL transaction cable. There was never any doubt that the 42-year-old was serious about riding into the sunset after he quit smoking in March, but some speculated that there was a possibility that he might contemplate a return for one more season because he has yet to know. had retired. has been confirmed by the league.
What Josh alper wrote for Pro Football Talk, however the delay occurred only to save the Saints some cap space. Brees’ salary now caps at $ 11.15 million for 2021 and 2022.
Brees holds the NFL’s all-time record with 80,358 passing yards and is second behind Tom Brady with 571 career passing touchdowns. The Saints, meanwhile, have Taysom Hill and former top draft pick Jameis Winston competing to replace Brees.
Earlier this week, Jim Trotter explained to the NFL website why he thinks Winston should earn the job.