Report: TV network gauging Drew Brees’ interest in NFL analyst role
There is plenty of speculation regarding the future of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. It appears he will have a number of options to ponder in the offseason.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brees is reportedly receiving some interest from a TV network as a color analyst:
Drew Brees still hasn’t made a decision about his future, but the New Orleans Saints star quarterback has received calls from at least one non-ESPN network to inquire about whether he would be interested in transitioning from quarterback to TV game analyst, league sources told ESPN.
Despite the interest from networks, a source close to Brees says he has not reached out.
“Drew has not spoken with them or anyone about any new opportunities,” one source close to Brees told ESPN this weekend. “Until such time as a decision is made about next season, he will not be engaging in any conversations regarding or considering any new opportunities.”
New Orleans is coming off yet another disappointing finish after having their seasoned on the final play of action for the third straight year. Their losses have been magnified by Brees’ underwhelming performance in these games and now many question if he is still capable of leading this team back to the promised land.
Whether or not Brees comes back, he is still owed $21.3 million in dead money by the Saints after agreeing to restructure his deal last offseason. Meanwhile, backup quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill are each set to test the market as free agents leaving them without any options under center for the time being.
Brees has long been one of the most well-liked quarterbacks in the NFL and the prospect of Brees making the transition to the broadcast booth is certainly an intriguing one. Regardless, his decision will undoubtedly have huge implications on the Saints’ future plans.