Drew Brees did the wrong thing this week. He tweeted something. Then everyone lost their minds and speculated and some of that was about the Seahawks.
OK, it’s unfair to say “everyone” lost their minds. But a lot. And it was all based on Drew Brees not returning to NBC as a studio and game analyst. The decision for Brees not to return seemed mutual and not like Brees was fired. According to Dan Patrick, Brees might have decided to leave NBC because the gig Brees had “wasn’t fun.”
Whatever the reason, Brees is now free to do basically whatever he wants. Money isn’t an issue for him after all of his years in the NFL. So maybe he just wants to sit and relax somewhere?
Drew Brees isn’t going to play for the Seahawks
But others might be thinking he wants to come back and play football again. Brees’ tweet hinted at playing again. But here’s what else the tweet said, “I may train for the pickleball tour.” The tweet would seem to indicate Brees doesn’t know what he is going to do but was also having fun with NFL fans at the same time.
Even current Saints coach (Brees used to play for the Saints in case you didn’t know) Dennis Allen said, “I think (the tweet was) made in jest, and we certainly haven’t had any conversations in that regard.”
There are two things at play here. One is that Seattle would likely be better with Brees because he is a great quarterback. But for how long would Seattle be good? The Seahawks are in the midst of a -hopefully quick – rebuild. Adding a 43-year-old quarterback who might only play for a year hurts Seattle long-term because it doesn’t fix the quarterback situation.
The other is why would Drew Brees want to play in Seattle? He is used to being indoors for home games instead of cold and damp. If Brees were to return (and he isn’t going to based on everyone who knows him), it would probably be back to New Orleans.
Lastly, Brees retired before 2021. In 2020, he missed four games and in 2019, he missed five games. Trusting Brees to come to the Seahawks and play well is one thing. Thinking he will not miss several games a season is another thing entirely.