first_imgSean Payton says this is Drew Brees’ final season.Reaffirms he sees Taysom Hill as a starting QB in the league.Says he’s one of the 3 or 4 fastest guys on the team.— Jarom Jordan (@jaromjordan) March 31, 2020MORE: Brees’ rattlesnake encounter leaves Payton wanting more social distancingPayton walked back his comments during a Wednesday teleconference, saying he misspoke in regard to Brees’ future plans. Saints coach Sean Payton casually dropped what could have been bombshell news on Tuesday when he said quarterback Drew Brees would play his final season in New Orleans in 2020.Payton’s comments came via an interview with ESPN’s “Get Up!” in which he inadvertently said Brees “announced he’s coming back for his final season” while discussing Taysom Hill’s role with the team. “I’m a big dummy yesterday,” Payton said on the call, referring to his “Get up!” interview. “I honestly don’t know if it’s last year. His plan is year by year.”Brees recently agreed to a team-friendly, two-year deal worth $50 million, meaning he’s contracted with the Saints at least through 2021. But it’s no surprise that Payton has supported Hill as a potential heir to Brees in New Orleans. The 19-year veteran will play his 20th season at 41 years old.The only question now is whether Payton actually misspoke, or if the 2020 season could be Brees’ final in the NFL.last_img

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