The Facts: While it’s still unclear from a Sunday night tweet whether Brees is truly thinking about coming back to football, there’s one specific complication to any desire to play football. As noted by Peter King in his latest Football Morning in America column, Brees had left shoulder surgery on May 2. ESPN’s Ed Werder added earlier today that Brees “would be physically unable to play until at least September or October.”
Diehards Line:There's still plenty of debate as to whether Brees was joking in his original Tweet. If he was, the joke wasn't obvious. Regardless, Brees said what he said. As reporters and others try to walk it back, Brees started the fire. If he wanted to put it out, he could.