Drew Brees Officially Leaves NBC After One Season

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Drew Brees is done working for NBC.

NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua told The Associated Press that the former New Orleans Saints quarterback won’t be returning to the network after a single season working football games. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“The unbelievable busyness of an NFL career and then really not taking a break at all and launching right in with us with both Notre Dame football and the NFL, it was certainly an around-the-clock assignment. This was definitely a lifestyle choice for him, which is totally understandable,” Bevacqua explained to The AP.

For those of us paying attention, the writing on the wall has been there for a bit for Brees to make an exit from NBC. A previous report indicated he was leaving, and it’s now a done deal.

At the time, he denied it was a guarantee, but clearly, the two sides thought it was best to go their separate ways.

The biggest question now is what comes next for Brees. He had previously hinted at a possible return to the football field, but I don’t think anyone thinks he was being serious.

The man was a shell of himself when he finally hung up his cleats, and it’s hard to believe he’s in a position to keep playing after a year off.

Hopefully, he lands another TV job and doesn’t just throw in the towel. He’s a big name, a talented guy and you always want to see guys like him succeed.