New Orleans Saints RT Zach Strief announces retirement

Jonathan Hernandez
March 13, 2018

Well, well, well. Just when it seemed like Kirk Cousins-to-the-Vikings was a foregone conclusion, another report comes out that has everyone suddenly pumping the breaks. However a unsafe situation could be evolving if the Vikings make an offer that blows the Saints' stance out the water.

That question has undoubtedly been muttered numerous times throughout the city of New Orleans, as we have entered the so-called "legal tampering period" of National Football League free agency, and Drew Brees, one of the NFL's elite quarterbacks, is still without a deal. It would be the first time in 12 years Brees could engage in negotiations with teams other than New Orleans. The Jets and Broncos are believed to be the other two teams pursuing Cousins. Brees' situation is becoming more fluid. Last season, he led the Saints to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs and did it with a stronger defense as well as a pair of incredibly talented running backs.

No matter what is taking place right now, there are many who believe it is just a matter of time until Brees dons the black and gold again.

Strief was a rookie in 2006 when the team went to the NFC Championship game, only to fall one win shy of a Super Bowl. But Brees is much, much more than a quality starting quarterback - he's an elite, future Hall-of-Fame quarterback. He was also on the Super-Bowl winning squad during the 2009 season. Brees is technically available, even if it's not likely that he signs with Minnesota. Strief made the announcement during a news conference at the Saints Facility in Metairie Monday.

The NFL offseason is preparing to get into full swing with the start of the free agency legal tampering period.

Me too, Mr. Mays.

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