Quarterback Drew Brees pledged his allegiance to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.
“Listen, I have no intention of going anywhere,” he told The Greg Hill Morning Show on Boston’s WEEI FM. “I don’t care what the offer would be or what the situation might be, I am Who Dat Nation for life.”
Brees, 41, announced last month that he will return for a 20th season in 2020.
The NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes is set to become a free agent later this month. His latest comments appear to clarify that he has no intention of joining Tom Brady and Philip Rivers in the free agent market.
Brees was asked about Brady’s situation with the New England Patriots.
“I love Tom Brady,” Brees said. “… He’s a legend. I don’t see him going anywhere. But I can’t speak for him or anybody else.”
Most Passing TDs since 2018
Patrick Mahomes – 76
Russell Wilson – 66
Matt Ryan – 61
Drew Brees – 59
Kirk Cousins – 56
Philip Rivers – 55
Jared Goff – 54
Tom Brady – 53
Dak Prescott – 52
Deshaun Watson – 52
Jameis Winston – 52
Aaron Rodgers – 51
Baker Mayfield – 49
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) February 27, 2020
Brees started 11 games and completed 74.3 percent of his passes for 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2019. He missed five games with a thumb injury.
Including 14 seasons with New Orleans and five with the San Diego Chargers, he has thrown for 77,416 yards and 547 touchdowns in 275 games (274 starts). Brady ranks second all-time in both categories with 74,571 yards and 541 touchdowns.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)