It truly could be an end of an era in New Orleans.
Drew Brees is expected to retire after the 2020 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“As for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, everybody expects, that after the season, Drew Brees will retire,” Schefter said. “They thought that last year and he surprised them in March by deciding to come back. This time, he’s got a signed contract with NBC. This time, he’s another year older. This time, he’s played through the 11 fractured ribs and a punctured lung. A difficult physical season and I think most people still believe that this will be the final season for Drew Brees in New Orleans and in the NFL before he turns to the broadcasting.”
The NFC South-leading Saints take an 11-4 record into Week 17 with a regular-season finale Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET against the Panthers (5-10) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.