It wasn't so long ago that Saints running back Alvin Kamara was making headlines in NASCAR after partnering up with JD Motorsports to sponsor the No. 6 car that's driven by Ryan Vargas.
Kamara said, “When this opportunity presented itself, I knew I couldn’t let it slip by...I did a bit of research on Ryan as an individual and JD Motorsports and was impressed with what I read. I’m excited to play a small role in what they already have going on.”
Naturally, after quite the buzz, Kamara had several radio appearances, but the one on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio surrounding the future of Drew Brees was perhaps the most interesting.
Kamara said, "As far as his career goes and retiring or playing still, a lot of people ask me that and I just say, 'Drew's going to take his time and make the best decision for him.' He's a legend. He's definitely going to go down as one of the greatest."
Last year, Kamara was in a similar spot on First Things First and said that he thought Brees would be back. All signs have pointed to this being it for Brees, but nothing has been announced. Sean Payton revealed on Feb. 3 that the decision could be coming within the next week or two, but that time has passed. Perhaps we'll get something definitive in the coming weeks, as the clock is ticking. New Orleans already renegotiated Brees' contract to lower the cap hit for 2021.
Be sure to check out Kyle T. Mosley's column on how Kamara's move could generate diversity and new interest to the sport or NASCAR.