To the ire of Buccaneers fans everywhere, QB Drew Brees announced that he would be returning to the New Orleans Saints for another season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still in the midst of making a decision on their quarterback plans for 2020, but NFC South rival New Orleans now has its plans.
There were plenty of rumors and speculation on the future of Saints QB Drew Brees moving forward following an injury during the 2019 season, but he made his intentions known Tuesday when he announced that he’d be returning to “make another run.”
Though Brees just turned 41, this was honestly the expected decision. It’s obvious that he wants to compete for another Super Bowl and the Saints certainly have the pieces to do that when healthy.
The Saints will have to make decisions on what to do with QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill moving forward, but it’s clear that New Orleans has its quarterback and the organization is going to make every move possible to compete for a Super Bowl.
Because of the return of Brees and the talent around him, New Orleans has now become the clear favorite in the NFC South but that’s not such a bad thing for the Buccaneers.
Yes, everyone is going to pick the Saints to win the division. Most, if not all, are going to leave the Buccaneers out of the 2020 playoff picture, but that could be just what this team needs to take that next step.
This Buccaneers team is hungry, talented and has the pieces to make a run and compete with any team in the division. Those guys in the young core will be a year older and the team as a whole could find itself in the perfect position as a darkhorse heading into 2020 if the organization makes the right decisions during the offseason.