Saints Tried To Sign Two Retired Quarterbacks

The New Orleans Saints have a major problem at the quarterback position right now. Both Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian were added to the COVID-19 list. With that, Jameis Winston of course is done for the season. As an attempt to resolve their issue, they made calls to Drew Brees and Philip Rivers in hopes that they would come out of retirement and play in Week 16's contest against the Miami Dolphins.

Both Brees and Rivers sadly declined the opportunity, which is a shame because it would have been awesome to see either one of them return to the field. Brees in particular would have been amazing, as he of course just finished a Hall of Fame worthy 15-year tenure with the team last season. He also is reportedly loving retirement, as he sent a picture of himself golfing in response to the Saints' offer. 

Although one can obviously respect both Brees' and Rivers' decisions, the Saints are in a very bad spot heading into their next game. The Dolphins are on fire right now, as they have won six straight games after starting the year 1-7. With that, they desperately need to win to help their chances of making the playoffs as a Wild Card. If they fall to 7-8, it could be fatal for their playoff hopes.

Alas, the Brees reunion is not happening and that just bites. Yet, Rivers would have been a sweet consolation prize, too.

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