Drew Brees rips report about Saints drafting replacement at quarterback
On Tuesday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees ripped a report saying the team was thinking about drafting his replacement at quarterback. Appearing Monday on the Jay Mohr show on FOX Sports Radio, Brees says he was made aware of the report following the Saints' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
The report, from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, said New Orleans plans to draft a quarterback "high" in the upcoming draft. Brees responded with a strong rebuttal on Mohr's radio show. Via The Times-Picayune:
"Something like that -- I know it has absolutely no validity to it," Brees said. "A lot of time you can look at who's writing that stuff and you can say 'alright this guy is trying to make a splash or trying to make a name for himself' whatever it might be.
"In a lot of cases I'm not sure where they get their information, if they just completely make it up or if there are sources that are their cousins."
Brees, who turns 36 in January and is in the middle of his 14th NFL season, ranks second in the NFL with 430.2 yards per game. Brees' 3,748 passing yards trail only the Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, and his 101.7 passer rating is tied for sixth.
- Mike Fiammetta