Reps for Drew Brees gauging interest from TV networks
Drew Brees doesn’t know if he will retire or not, but he is gauging interest in jobs outside of being the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints.
According to Jeff Duncan of The Athletic, Brees’ representatives have “had exploratory talks with network TV executives” to gauge interest in a future career in the booth. At this point, however, it is strictly fact-finding for Brees and Co., but there is genuine interest.
Brees, who is a free agent, is contemplating retirement at the age of 41. The biggest factor in his decision will be his family.
“I’ve been enjoying time with my family. My kids are heavily involved in sports so being a part of their lives — it’s great,” Brees said, while talking to USA Today, via 4WWL. “I think at the end of the day (retirement means) more time with my family and just being ready for the next chapter of life which I think will be even better than this previous chapter.”
If Brees were to leave the Saints, it would be to head to retirement. There have been no talks of him going to another team. Another team would be one in the broadcast booth, potentially.
Brees should be a hot commodity for networks wanting to ramp-up their broadcasting crew. His experience, namesake and personality should make for a natural fit in the booth, similar to Tony Romo.
Brees made his 13th Pro Bowl in 2019. He passed for 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions while missing five starts due to a thumb injury for the Saints.