By Brian Allee Walsh - Special to the Sun Herald
One day, ironman Drew Brees will not be under center for the New Orleans Saints.
That day isn’t now, nor does it appear imminent, not even as the sure-fire first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback approaches his 18th NFL season and 40th birthday. Oh, at some point Brees will have to retire because no one beats Father Time but Ol’ No. 9 is doing his level best to push back.
So here we are, a few days from the Saints opening the preseason on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday at 6 p.m. at TIAA Bank Stadium.
Brees may or may not start. It doesn’t really matter. What’s 10-12 snaps in the grand scheme? I suspect either veteran free agent Tom Savage or promising reserve Taysom Hill will take the bulk of work with fourth-stringer J.T. Barrett perhaps mopping up. ...
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