Drew Brees is not hanging up the cleats just yet.
The legendary quaterback announced on Tuesday that he will be returning to the New Orleans Saints in 2020 for his 20th NFL season.
“I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!!!!. Love you #WhoDatNation. Let’s make another run at it!” wrote Brees in an Instagram post.
The decision comes after he left his future up in the air following the Saints’ disappointing 26-20 overtime loss in the Wild Card round on January 5th.
The 41-year old has been in the league since 2001 and spent the first five years of his career with the then-San Diego Chargers before joining the Saints prior to the 2006 season, where he has enjoyed most of his career success.
Brees has posted 6,867 pass completions, 77,416 passing yards, 547 touchdowns, and 237 interceptions in 275 career regular season games. He also has a Super Bowl title, Super Bowl MVP, 13 Pro Bowl appearances, two NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards, and has been a seven-time NFL passing yards leader, four-time NFL passing touchdowns leader, and two-time Second-team All-Pro throughout his illustrious career
Packers on verge of signing All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander to lucrative four-year extension
Jaire Alexander is about to get paid!
According to reports, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their star cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $84 million contract extension that pays him an annual average value of $21 million.
The deal includes a massive $30 million signing bonus, which is the record for largest signing bonus giving to a defensive back.
The 25-year old, who was selected 18th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, has amassed 184 combined tackles, 44 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles over a span of four seasons and 48 games with the franchise.
He is also a one-time Pro Bowl and was selected to a Second-team All-Pro in 2020.
Buccaneers to face Seahawks in NFL’s first ever game in Germany
The NFL is finally coming to Germany next season, and the league’s biggest star will grace them with his presence.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 13 at Allianz Arena in Munich. The stadium is home to Bundesliga powerhouse FC Bayern.
The league also announced a handful of other international games in multiple countries.
- New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings on October 2, and Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham.
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers on November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for Monday Night Football.
Ravens trade receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their receiving core in a big way!
The team announced that they have acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a 2022 third round pick (100th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 23rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Subsequently, the Ravens ended up trading the 23rd overall pick they received in the deal to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills then used the pick to select cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
Brown, 24, recorded 195 receptions, 2361 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over a span of 46 games and three seasons with the Ravens from 2019-2021.