It is a sad day in the NFL. Drew Brees is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He has accomplished so much in his twenty-year NFL career. He was a second-round pick from the San Diego Chargers in 2001. His tenure with San Diego was short-lived as the team decided to draft Phillip Rivers in 2004. When they decided Rivers was ready to take over, Brees left San Diego and signed in New Orleans before the 2006 Season. Brees was coming off a major injury that sidelined him in 2005 and people didn’t know if he would produce like he used to. He proved them wrong for sure.
Brees started his career in New Orleans with a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance. It was only a few years later in 2009 that Drew Brees led his Saints to the Super Bowl. That year, they played a quarterback by the name of Peyton Manning. Thanks to a Tracy Porter pick-six to seal the game, the Saints won their first and only Super Bowl. Brees was named MVP of that game. Sadly, that was the only time Brees made the Super Bowl. After a stellar career in the NFL for 20 seasons, Drew Brees has called it a career.
Drew Brees has announced his retirement after 20 years in the NFL.
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— ESPN (@espn) March 14, 2021
Brees may be retiring as a player, but I believe he will stay in the game in the future. After everything he did for the game of football, it will be tough for him to leave the game completely. Brees has the records for multiple stats in the NFL, but the biggest one is his touchdown and passing yards record. After a few seasons of rebuilding the team in New Orleans, Brees stuck with his city and helped make something special.
Brees put up some god-like numbers over his career in the NFL. In the history books, Brees has the record for touchdown passes, passing yards (80,358), and completions. He has 571 touchdown passes in his career. That is crazy to think about. An underrated stat is that he has the most 5,000-yard passing seasons of all time. That just shows that Brees could sling the ball every season no matter how bad the record was. He is an absolute baller and a Superstar. He is a great influencer of the game and it will be strange not seeing him behind center in New Orleans. Brees may be retiring, but the team is going to be a great team.
– Super Bowl champ and MVP
– NFL’s All-time passing leader
– Most career completions
– Second most passing TDs
– 13x Pro Bowler
– 5x All-Pro
– 2× Offensive Player of the Year
– 7x Passing yards leader
– 4× passing TDs leader
– Most 5,000 passing yard seasons
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 14, 2021
We wish Drew Brees the best of luck in his life after football. He has a great family to be with and they are probably thrilled to have him back. It is a shame his last game as a Saint was a loss to Tom Brady in the playoffs. If you are going out on a loss, you might as well go out to a legend. Drew Brees is a legend of his own and it must be a gut punch to everyone in New Orleans.