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Breaking: Drew Brees Announces Decision On 2020 Season

A closeup of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees running onto the field.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 09: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints runs on to the field for warm-ups before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

All the Drew Brees speculation can end. The legendary quarterback officially announced today he will return for the 2020 season.

Brees took to Instagram moments ago to share his decision. There were many wondering if the 41-year-old, who is set to enter free agency, would consider hanging up his cleats, However, he'll be back in New Orleans for at least one more go at it.

"My feelings about the 2020 season! I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!!! Love you #WhoDatNation. Let’s make another run at it!" Brees wrote next to a picture of him standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

With Brees back in the fold, the Saints can move forward with their plan for restricted free agent Taysom Hill. Most likely, the team will tender the Swiss Army knife/reserve quarterback. This way, they'll get some compensation if Hill signs elsewhere to pursue his dream of being a full-time starting quarterback in the NFL.

As for Teddy Bridgewater, who started five games in place of Brees in 2019, he's an unrestricted free agent set to sign elsewhere this offseason.

In 11 games last fall, Brees threw for 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions. The Saints finished the regular season with a 13-3 record but were upset in the Wild Card round by the Minnesota Vikings.

New Orleans' championship window remains open despite three straight years of playoff heartbreak. This likely played into Brees' decision to return.