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Drew Brees is expected to retire after this season

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be a first ballot Hall of Famer as soon as he’s eligible and if the reports are true, that will be in 2026. Brees will make this his last season according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “Everybody expects after this season Drew Brees will retire,” Schefter said on Sunday NFL Countdown.

According to Schefter, the team was surprised when Brees decided to come back for this season. Now, coming off a season where he had 11 fractured ribs and a punctured lung, his decision will be easier. Brees also has a contract with NBC to call Notre Dame games for whenever he decides to call it quits.

This is Brees’ 20th season, and he as accumulated over 80,000 yards passing, 568 touchdown passes, and numerous records, including the all-time completion rate. Tom Brady is currently ahead of Brees in touchdown passes and behind him in passing yards.

Taysom Hill currently has the backup job, but Jameis Winston also has a shot of winning the job. Whoever wins the job still will have a strong offense to lead forward.