Alvin Kamara Reveals the New Leader for the Saints After Drew Brees’ Retirement

Published 03/26/2021, 2:55 PM EDT
Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


Drew Brees arrived in New Orleans back in 2006 as a free agent. He went on to establish himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in New Orleans history, leading them to the Super Bowl in the 2009-10 season.

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After 14 years with the organization, the now 42-year-old announced his decision to retire earlier this year, which came as a shock to teammate Alvin Kamara.

Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) makes a throw in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The highly-rated running back has been with the Saints since 2017. He recognized Drew Brees for his leadership abilities in the team locker room. But with his unforeseen retirement, there seems to be a void left in the team’s hierarchy.

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However, Kamara is convinced that there are more than a few players who can chip in and fill that gap when the season starts in September.

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Alvin Kamara opens up on Drew Brees exit and New Orleans’ goals in 2021

New Orleans Saints star Alvin Kamara featured on a recent segment of Speak For Yourself. In an interaction with host Emmanuel Acho, the 25-year-old athlete was asked about Drew Brees’ replacement in the team’s dressing room. Here’s what he replied.

“Man, you know, I think I have a certain role on the team and I’m obviously a leader in that locker room, I mean. I’ve kinda submitted myself in there. When I look at a role like Drew’s, Demario Davis, I mean he’s been that other player behind Drew.

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“When Drew was too tired to break it down, Demario would step in and do that. Another outstanding dude man, I mean, Demario he exemplifies what it means to be a role model teammate, a leader in the community, everything. So I think Demario could kind of step in and fill that void, you know,” Kamara said on the show.

32-year-old inside linebacker Demario Davis has been with the Saints for 3 years. But as Kamara said, he is already a role model to youngsters within the organization.

Davis signed a 3-year, $27 million contract extension with the Saints in 2020. He is definitely someone coach Sean Payton trusts and believes in. After what Alvin said in the above interview, we figure he has the support of his teammates too!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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