Arizona Cardinals reportedly a landing spot for Drew Brees

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The Arizona Cardinals could be the newest home for Drew Brees.

Well, well, well. Another day, another quarterback rumor for the Arizona Cardinals to sort through. Former New Orleans Saints legend Drew Brees has been retired since the end of the 2020 season. He spent last season working for NBC and their “Football Night in America” panel, but recently he has other thoughts.

Could retirement be getting the best of Brees? His latest Tweets say so. Brees tweeted out that he is contemplating coming back to the NFL. According to one betting website, the Cardinals are listed as a betting favorite for Brees to land.

This is one potential situation that no one saw coming. It’s hard to think of what Brees’ connections to Arizona are. But would it be worth it to have Brees on the roster in case he ultimately arrives in the desert?

Arizona Cardinals would be remiss to not explore signing Drew Brees

Before the Kyler Murray defenders start mobilizing to attack this page and myself, let me be clear. If Brees came to the desert, I don’t expect him to be the starting quarterback. What is undeniable is that no one that’s behind Murray on the depth chart is a safe option.

You could certainly do a lot worse with a backup quarterback. If Colt McCoy is there, why not bring in Brees to help teach Murray? Brees would also be in a passing-friendly offense that’s already tailored to a smaller quarterback; could Brees and Kliff Kingsbury work out in the long run?

Those are just some of the questions to be asked and answered here, but with all the experience that Brees has from playing at a high level in the NFL the least the team can do is bring him in.

No, it’s not going to dethrone Murray from the QB1 job. That’s up to him to do. One has to wonder what some sort of pressure behind Murray will do for him when the season rolls around.

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