Drew Brees retires from football - Thank you and farewell

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Today, March 14th 2021, Drew Brees, who has been the New Orleans Saints Quarterback for the past 15 years announced his retirement from American football.

Through a very cute video on his official Instagram account, he - or his children, rather - announced that he officially retiring from the game.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMaeCtwhtes/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again

The legacy

Drew Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001 but, after a few lackluster seasons, he was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 2006, a team that had been really struggling for the past few years.

During his first season with the Saints, Brees took the team from a 3 - 13 (Wins - Losses) at the previous season to an impressive 10 - 6. Things really took off from there, culminating in a Super Bowl win in the 2008/2009 season. It was a historic, if not heroic, feat for Drew Brees and the Saints.


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Even though that was the only Super Bowl that Brees would win in his 20 year long football career, the amount of record he amasses and his contribution to the sport will be always remembered by football fans of all teams. I dare to say that even the most hardcore Saints opposed would not think twice before saying that Drew Brees is and always will be a football legend.

His last football game unfortunately was a defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers during last season's Conference championship. It was devastating for Saints fans - myself included - to see the dream of another Super Bowl vanish and it's even worse now that we know that Brees will never have another chance. He deserved much more than a single Super Bowl ring but we are all thankful for everything he's done for New Orleans, the Saints and football as a whole.

The future

Brees is definitely going to be in the NFL Hall of Fame eventually and many of his impressive records are probably going to remain unbeaten for years to come, but other than that, we don't know much about his plans for the future.

He did finish his retirement announcement with the following words:

I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans. This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now my real life‘s work begins!

So maybe we will hear more from Drew Brees soon.

Until then, this long time Saints fans can only say farewell, Drew... and thank you very much for all the joy you gave us over the years!


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I hadn't heard this news yet. Cute way to announce it with the kids. All the best to Brees in whatever new things come his way.

It's bittersweet news because Brees was such a great player and a good guy all around but I understand his decision.
And yes, that was a very cute way to announce it!

I didn't notice he was retiring and I wish him the best of luck. I don't watch the NFL as much so I don't pay attention to the news as much.

He's been debating that since the end of the season but was keeping real quiet about it. And then he announced it very suddenly!
I'm gonna miss him but I'm sure he's got plans so we'll still be hearing from him

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Brees will go down as one of the greatest QB's of all time in the NFL. As a devoted follower of this game, and being born and bred in the US, I have been witness to his Hall of Fame career first-hand. He is a great ambassador of the game, for the city of New Orleans and of course as a husband and father of 4 beautiful children.

He will walk in as a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and there will be no discussion as to his impact on the game with all of his passing records. As for his post-football career, he has already committed to a broadcasting career with NBC Sports and will be very visible to the public moving forward. I look forward to seeing him in the booth (maybe as a 3rd broadcaster on Sunday Night Football) or in whatever role he is to play with NBC.

Thanks for the memories Drew...

Couldn't agree more about his contribution to the game!

And cool, I didn't know he had a deal with NBC already. Looking forward to seeing him too! Worked well for Romo I guess so he should be good too