Drew Brees agrees to NFL TV deal after Saints tenure
It looks like Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints knows what he will be doing once his NFL playing career is over.
According to Andrew Marchand of The New York Post, Drew Brees is signing a deal with NBC Sports to ensure his spot as an NFL commentator for the network once he retires.
Drew Brees was also talking with ESPN to potentially become an analyst for the network’s Monday Night Football games, but ESPN ultimately felt that Brees’ price was too steep. As a result, the New Orleans Saints quarterback turned to NBC, where he will likely be groomed as the eventual replacement for current color commentator Cris Collinsworth.
Drew Brees, who contemplated retirement earlier this offseason, signed a two-year, $50 million deal to remain with the Saints.
The 41-year-old originally joined New Orleans as a free agent back in 2006 and has become a legend in the Bayou, having made 12 Pro Bowl appearances while leading the NFL in passing yards seven times during his Saints tenure.
Most importantly, Drew Brees led New Orleans to a Super Bowl championship during the 2009-10 campaign.
The Purdue product has also paced the league in passing touchdowns four times while leading the NFL in completion percentage six times. He has finished No. 1 in completion percentage each of the last three seasons.
Most recently, Drew Brees played in 11 games in 2019, missing some time due to a thumb injury that required surgery. During his time on the field, he was terrific, throwing for 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 74.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 116.3.