BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
Luke McCown can tell the story now, about the Monday after the New Orleans Saints’ 2016 season ended, when he and his buddy Drew Brees were working out in the gym, shooting the breeze and talking about the future.
McCown had just wrapped his fourth and ultimately final season with the Saints. He knew in his heart he was done. He was a year removed from an offseason back surgery and it had taken him a long time to feel like himself again.
He humored his friend anyway as Brees made a pitch for McCown to return for the 2017 season. And why did Brees want him back? Well, there was the really...