20-year NFL veteran QB Drew Brees introduced his retirement from soccer on March 14th, 2021. The previous New Orleans Saint is ready to hitch NBC Sports activities as a broadcaster, following within the footsteps of different quarterback-turned-broadcasters like Tony Romo.
Brees led the Saints to the second general seed within the NFC playoffs earlier than being defeated by the eventual Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers within the Divisional Spherical.
Brees had an extended and storied profession, all however making certain his standing as a future NFL Corridor of Famer. The New Orleans Saints solely made the playoffs 7 occasions earlier than Brees joined the staff, however the poised veteran led the staff to the postseason 9 occasions in his profession.
How nice was Drew Brees within the NFL?
Brees is a statistical chief in lots of classes that quarterbacks are measured by. Brees holds the present data for profession go completions, profession completion share, and profession passing yards, whereas sitting in second place for profession landing passes and profession passing makes an attempt. Brees ended his profession in third place for profession quarterback ranking and in fourth place for profession postseason quarterback ranking.
A 13-time Professional Bowler with a number of Offensive Participant of the 12 months awards, a Comeback Participant of the 12 months award, and a Tremendous Bowl MVP award, Brees led the league in passing on 7 totally different events. Brees additionally led the league in passing touchdowns on 4 events.
Brees, a one-time Tremendous Bowl champion, began his NFL profession as a San Diego Charger earlier than signing with New Orleans earlier than the 2006 season, elevating his personal gameplay and the play of his Saints teammates to new ranges. He reached ranges of success that had been beforehand unprecedented within the historical past of the franchise.
Brees is a married father of 4 and can little doubt be excited concerning the prospect of spending extra time together with his household, whereas sustaining his deep ties to the NFL.