It was reported this morning by Adam Schefter that Drew Brees is likely to retire when the Saints season ends.
The leaguewide expectation is that #Saints QB Drew Brees will officially retire after the season is over, per @AdamSchefter. Brees signed a broadcasting deal with NBC in April, and after going through a season that included 11 fractured ribs, Brees is likely done playing.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 3, 2021
Brees, who was originally drafted by the Chargers, has had an immaculate career in the NFL. He is the one who has paved the way for undersized quarterbacks that have made a splash in the league.
Brees, going into today’s game, has over 80,00 yards passing, he has the most 5,000 yard passing seasons to go with that and 568 career touchdowns.
He currently has about a 2,000 yard lead on Tom Brady for most passing yards ever and is 9 touchdowns behind Brady for the most passing touchdowns ever. Drew does have the most completion of all time as well, with 7,120 going into today’s game, which is about 400 more than Tom Brady.
Lastly, he is number one in NFL history in completion %, boasting a 67.7% completion rating.
For being selected in the second round, Brees has made accomplishments not anyone saw as possible coming into the league. Not only did he break NFL Records on the field, he broke the stereotype of needed to be 6-3 or taller to be an NFL Quarterback.
Brees will take his talents to the NBC Sports Network and will call Notre Dame Football Games, as he has already signed a deal with them this past spring.
Circle your calendar now, Drew Brees will be calling the Purdue @ Notre Dame Football Game this fall, September 18th.
Congratulations on a great career. Boiler Up!