Saints’ Drew Brees seriously considering broadcasting career
It was initially reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN that Drew Brees was receiving interest from networks as an analyst, and the New Orleans Saints quarterback seems to be reciprocating the interest. As everyone awaits his decision for 2020, Brees is seriously considering a broadcasting career after football.
When the Saints were eliminated from the postseason, everyone immediately turned their attention to Brees. The veteran signal-caller is slated to become a free agent and is 41 years old. While New Orleans wants him back next season, the 19-year veteran could choose to retire.
In the event that he retires, Brees has expressed interest in becoming an analyst for the NFL. The accomplished quarterback said that being an analyst “would be a way of playing the game without playing the game.” In recent years, Tony Romo made the leap from the field into the booth.
Since Romo joined CBS Sports, he’s become known for his uncanny ability to diagnose plays before they occur. Now, Romo is the most sought after commentator in the sports industry due to his early success. The networks that are showing interest in Brees are hoping for the same results as Romo has produced.
During his playing career, Drew Brees was considered to be one of the smartest quarterbacks under center. Given that, it would only make sense if he was putting his knowledge of the game to good use.
There is still plenty of time for the future Hall of Famer to decide what he wants to do in 2020. But if he isn’t going to be throwing footballs, he could very well be talking into a microphone next season.