NFL’s one of the most prolific icons, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement after playing 20 seasons.
Brees posted a video on Instagram, in which, his four children Baylen, Bowen, Callen, and Rylen announced their dad’s retirement. “After 15 years with the Saints and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally gonna retire. So he can spend more time with us! Yeah,” they said one by one.
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While retiring, the 42-year-old quarterback holds numerous records such as NFL’s all-time leader in career passing yards (80,358), 67.7% completion percentage and 571 touchdown passes. Besides, the fair play he will always be admired for helping to recover the city of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
Drew Brees will join NBC
Drew Brees will join NBC Sports as an analyst after the retirement. Besides, he will also work as an analyst for Notre Dame Football. However, he is not retiring from New Orleans, his team will always remain in his heart and he will always be there for Saints. “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,” Breesus wrote on Instagram.
However, the Saints quarterback is really excited about his new job at NBC. “I’m excited about that journey. I’m excited to stay very closely connected with the game of football, it’s been such an important part of my life,” he said in an interview.
Brees and his wife established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 which works for cancer patients. Now that he is retired, he will focus more on the foundation and other humanitarian works. He indicated about these in the interview and said, “I’ll be honest, I am most excited about those things because I think that’s where we can make the biggest impact.”
He will start more charitable works in the coming months, which he will announce after the joining with NBC.
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