Report: Brees Retirement Consideration Is Real

January 28th, 2020

“Mr. Glazer, I told you the future was bright.”

Drew Brees could retire, Cam Newton could be cut and Matt Ryan could turn 35, all in the next four months.

It’s a dream scenario for a Bucs fan yearning for the team to stop torturing fans with a losing record and home-field impotence.

Well, count on the latter happening. Ryan turns 35 in May.

As for Brees, that’s why Joe’s typing this afternoon. NFL ultimate super insider Mike Florio, of, is at the Super Bowl and has a new report claiming Brees considering retirement is extremely real. In that scenario, Taysom Hill would take over as the New Orleans starter, per Florio, not Teddy Bridgewater.

Joe wonders how a Brees decision might impact the Bucs’ decision-makers. If Brees bails, does that make the Tampa Bay shot-callers more aggressive in free agency?

Would it make the Bucs more eager to bring back Jameis Winston and try to capitalize on continuity at quarterback while there’s upheaval in the division?

Joe can’t answer those questions, but Joe would be the first to stand and applaud a Brees exit from the division. The dude has been torturing the Bucs for 14 consecutive seasons. Enough already.

35 Responses to “Report: Brees Retirement Consideration Is Real”

  1. jmarkbuc Says:

    I would prefer to win on our own merits…not depend on other teams retiring stars….

  2. NPRSageBoy. Says:

    The only upheaval in this scenario is my lunch coming up every time I see a JayMiss turnover.

    Peace, out

  3. Josh Brown Says:

    I simply prefer to win. Don’t care if players retiring helps or not. I’ll take any W’s!

  4. 'daBUCisthis? Says:

    Real talk…
    jmarkbuc Says:
    January 28th, 2020 at 1:02 pm
    I would prefer to win on our own merits…not depend on other teams retiring stars….

    C’mon Joe

  5. Jean Lafitte Says:

    …and all three franchises will come roaring back with brand new QBs like they never missed a beat, meanwhile 6 seasons later we’re still waiting on ours to live up to his #1 billing.

  6. Sport Says:

    Brees has really gotten active in non-nfl businesses lately. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he walked. Plus, it’s hard enough to beat a good opponent, but having to beat the refs too? Next to impossible…

    If Taysom got the job, I’m guessing Teddy would want to hit the market (not sure about his contract status).

    Bucs for $20M? Not super exciting, but if that’s all that’s left after resigning our D, a RT, Perriman, extending Godwin, 2020 draft class and assuming JW is seeking $30M+… I’d roll with that.

    In BA I Trust!

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I like the way you think. No emotions just a hard look at reality.

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    And Kuechly retiring. This has the makings of our best offseason in years before we make a single decision!

  9. Ocala Says:

    Well thought out Sport.

    Unfortunately, a lot of fans that post on here write some juvenile comment about the GM, Coach, Owners or QB.

  10. ClodHopper Says:

    Worst case scenario: Brees retires, Jameis goes to the Saints and the Juicy Fruit chomper fixes him in one season and we have to face a good QB from them for another 10 friggin years.

  11. Pewter power Says:

    Only a dream scenario if we had a quarterback who didnt set records for interceptions and pick 6’s.

    This is difference between competitors and media. Bucs can be in a great situation because the division will be weaker lol. Its weak minded and doesn’t inspire winning mentality if that’s how they get to the playoffs, basically they probably be this years version of the eagles hey they made it but you know they wont actually win a game

    What would be a smart thing to do if these scenarios play out is to go all in on a superbowl run in terms of stacking the roster not worrying about cap 4-5 years from now.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    tayson hill scares me more than TB….

    sean peyton is a genius….im sure he’s been developing tayson and his play book for this very moment….he’d catch a lot of teams off guard with a running QB similar to what the ravens did with lamar…..

    either way, the division still wont be easy….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  13. 40 TDs Says:

    Koetter in Atlanta, Mr. I-scream in Carolina and Jameis in New Orleans I’ll say the stars are aligning for our Buccaneers.

    C’mon Arians don’t let go of Licht’s ear until our defense is signed, sealed and delivered! Oh Yeah!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  14. 40 TDs Says:

    Yeah and Joe said we won our Super Bowl because Gruden was Oakland’s Coach. Smh

  15. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Uhhhhhh, Joe???? Look deeper…..they’re talking about handing it over to Taysom in 2021……..NOT 2020.

  16. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Any team breaking in a new qb will develop that player faster than Jameis has in 70 starts

    Stop comparing Jameis to Hall of Famers and compare him to contemporaries and you will see how far off he is

  17. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Also, I’m not sure Taysom Hill is desirable for the Bucs to face twice a year.

  18. Craig Says:

    Taysom Hill will keep the same role he has now. Bridgewater will the starting QB of record.

    That is why Bridgewater didn’t take the starting Miami job, he just had to wait a year and be sure that his knee would hold up.

    There will not be a big drop in the Saints offensive production with Bridgewater leading the way. The Bucs still need to become prime-time players.

    I don’t see that Jameis ids up to it. I don’t trust from one play to the next, and it would take a lot to give me that trust.

    Even if he is signed we need to draft a QB. Gabbert was just plain awful in preseason, and though he has always had good preseason play Griffin must be getting tired of this place. There were a bunch of times that he should have been put on the field last season, but that didn’t happen

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Tip of the hat to Drew Brees! 1st ballot HOF’er!

  20. Tye Says:

    If one of my guys brought stats to me and kept gushing about some player (QB) they really like , I would be intrigued…
    Seeing JWs stats this past year I would be excited to try him out if those stats were in his first or even 2nd year…
    After learning it was his 5th year, 1st few years in the same system but constantly made the same mistakes, then under a better coach his mistake continue to persist, I wouldn’t waste time on him… Each year, each game, each snap, he has built up so much muscle memory and nature reaction to where it is instinct and that is extremely difficult if even possible to reprogram in a qb to totally weed out the bad habits….

  21. Brad Says:

    I used to be driving the Winston bandwagon. Now I’m more on the, I’ll be ok no matter what. Is there someone better? I love the highs as much as anyone, but I’ve come to expect the pick in critical situations. I forget what game it was early in the year, I was way Watching with a friend (saints fans, I live in New Orleans now). The D gave up the booty as usual to that point, and he asked if we were gonna win? You see, he’s had Brees for 14 years, if they get the ball in the last 2 minutes, they think they’re going to Win if not tie the game. I on the the other hand, have been a life long Bucs fan and with my favorite QB to ever play, as I wear my 2013’ nation championship sweater, have come to expect that Winston will throw a pick in that situation….he did… we lost.

    I’d be fine to see him with a D for a whole year, but also fine if he’s not resigned. All in The Who can we get better?
    The answer is Matt Stafford. The #14 to be a playoff countered and maybe a real contender? I’d do it. We have a lot of young guys. Salaries for the QBs are about the same. Thes the same guy without the picks.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    Brad I love the Stafford idea. I thought earlier he might be avialable through trade cause it looked like they were going to fire their coach.

    But since they didn’t fire him it looks like they are giving him one year to start winning. Seems really unlikely they will trade away his QB and throw a rookie at him in a proove it year. I doubt they are seriously listening to any offers for Stafford.

    2021 could be a different story. If the Lions have another losing season I could see them trading Stafford and start a rebuild under a new regime. It might be a good option if we use the tag and Winston craps in his pants, again.

  23. Ineffable Dullard Repairman Says:

    Stafford inked a five year extension in 2018. No news on him being shown the door.
    As for the “Teddy for 20” crowd, you’re living on Fantasy Island.
    There’s not a starter alive, unless he’s under a rookie contract or an old timer bandaid, that would sign a multiple year deal for less than 27.5 per.
    Check what others get, then THINK before you type.

  24. JimmyJack Says:

    Thank you Ineffable…..I keep hearing people suggest these absolutely unrealistic contract numbers for starting QBs…..They get repeated and the snowball effect takes place. I rip my own hair out reading some of the comments.

    All’s you gotta do is go back one freaking year. Plenty of starting QBs signed last year. The lowest contracts signed was Joe Flacco at 22M. That is the bottom of the barrel cheapest number you can even talk about if you wanna sign a starter. These contracts do not go down. They only go up. 23M might now be the new bar for any starting QB in free agency.

    I swear people must just see someone like Tannehill starting games and look up his contract and deem it relevant. Its freaking not!!! He was signed to be a backup idiots. That’s why he was a backup QB when the season started. I swear do e of y’all need to retake elamentary school.

  25. WyomingDude Says:

    Well, objectively Taysom Hill adds a whole nother dimension that the Saints don’t even implement currently. An additional dimension. The kid is wicked talented, and Sean Payton is in the top 3 of offensive geniuses in utilizing playmakers. All that should actually have been in this article…too.

    So no. Brees “bailing” isn’t New Orleans compromised at all. Hill provides plenty of dual-action, youth, and momentum for the Saints to be even more difficult to game-plan against.

    How are we maintaining the status quo here with Winston, based on any of that?? It is also equally possible Winston throws 40 picks this coming year instead of 30.

  26. Ineffable Dullard Repairman Says:


    Agreed. Takes five minutes of your life to do simple research.

  27. Pit of Misery Says:

    If Brees retires, much respect. He did it the right way. Certain first ballot HOF’er.

  28. Brad Says:

    There have been talks of Detroit trading Stafford and drafting Tua

  29. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Only a loser would want Drew to retire so it would be easier!!!! Don’t get that mentality? If you can’t beat the best to win the division how far do you think your going in the playoffs against the best?

  30. Brad Says:

    There have been talks of Detroit trading Stafford and drafting Tua. I didn’t just come up with his name out of thin air

  31. Ineffable Dullard Repairman Says:


    Wasn’t stating anything but the obvious. It wasn’t a challenge. Surprised, however, how much love Stafford gets for never winning anything. If he played for the Bucs all the losses would be on him, especially on this website.

  32. JimmyJack Says:

    Didn’t know that Brad. Was just giving my own opinion on that situation. Personally I would still be surprised if they traded Stafford now……….But if they are willing to talk I would love for the Bucs to try and work out a deal. That is if we are getting rid of Winston who I would rather keep.

    Ineffable….The reason I like Stafford is cause he would be on my short list of avialable QBs who could run Bruce’s offense and comes at a much younger age.

    He could run the offense with less mistakes then we saw last year. However I do remember Stafford being more turnover prone early in his career……Maybe Winston could get better at this like Stafford did?

    And yeah Stafford hasn’t won……But the Lions have been even more of a joke then the Bucs. They aren’t won a ayoff game since the 90’s. Hahaha……Unlike the Lions I think the Bucs have a roster build that’s capable of contending so I think he could be a winner here.

  33. ClodHopper Says:

    Ws are Ws. They all taste the same. Doesn’t matter if you’re the best in your division or every other team has a flu epidemic and a dozen stubbed goes. Going to the playoffs and losing in the playoffs is still a funner season then 5-11 with Drew Brees playing. Weather he retires or not makes no difference how good our team is and how good we’d play if we made the playoffs, but it could make a difference just getting there. So I want the other teams decimated. I want a flu epidemic. I want them puking all over and crapping their pants. I want them to be sad because their turtle died. I want them hung over. Not getting to playoffs 100% guarantees you’re not going far in the playoffs. Or are we still playing for the draft?

  34. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Nothing but Hype.

    Brees will keep playing. Panthers will keep Cam. Ryan will remain. Bucs will have Winston as QB in 2020.

  35. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    There are not many QBs I would trade for, and the few there are have no chance of being traded.