New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will reportedly retire.
Prior to the Saints losing to the Buccaneers 30-20 Sunday night, Jay Glazer reported that Brees will retire at the end of the season. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 17, 2021
If this truly is the end for Brees, and it certainly feels that way, then he’ll 100% go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play.
There’s no question about that at all. The man was a superstar on the field, won a Super Bowl and put up some insane numbers.
He’s absolutely secured his spot in Canton.
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Also, as pointed out by Peter Burns, Drew Brees might have changed the landscape of football more than any player in recent history.
If Brees goes to Miami, then Nick Saban probably never ends up at Alabama. Brees not going to the Dolphins changed college football forever.
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Brees’ career path directly changed the fate of 3 franchises (Chargers, Dolphins & Saints) & the entire sport of CFB
Plus Brees’ impact on a region like Louisiana post Katrina might not ever be matched
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) January 17, 2021
Props to Brees on a hell of a run in the NFL. Now, he’s headed to the broadcasting booth for NBC, and I’m sure he’ll crush it there too.