Drew Brees set off a firestorm on Sunday when he tweeted how the recent additions of the New Orleans Saints make him want to play again.
This came after a report that he was out at NBC after one year, which Brees also refuted in another tweet, adding his future is undecided but it could include playing football or other ventures, including playing pickleball, joining the senior tour or coaching his kids.
Still, the speculation began running rampant but Saints head coach Dennis Allen tried to put a pin in it on Monday morning at the Saints' Hall of Fame golf tournament.
“I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven’t had any conversations in that regard,” Allen said, per ESPN, adding that there have been no discussions about it on the Saints end.
Brees, 43, retired after the 2020 season while the Saints recently re-signed Jameis Winston to a two-year deal this offseason with veteran Andy Dalton as the backup.
Allen was asked if he thought Brees could still play at a high level if he were to return.
“I don’t really want to live in those hypothetical worlds right now,” he said. “We’ll see where it all goes, but he caused a lot of interest, that’s for sure."