Fewer than 24 hours after announcing his retirement from the NFL, iconic New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees appeared on Today show to say that he is joining NBC Sports as as a studio analyst for Football Night in America and as a game analyst for its coverage of Notre Dame Football.
Brees will also work on many of NBC Sports’ biggest events, including the Olympics and Super Bowl LVI.
“I’m part of the (NBC Sports) team now, a new team. I’m excited about that journey,” Brees told diehard Saints fan Hoda Kotb. “I’m excited to stay very closely connected with the game of football. It’s been such an important part of my life. I can continue to talk about it and show a passion for it.”
Spending 15 of his 20 years with the Saints, Brees led the franchise to its first-ever Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XLIV and was named the game’s MVP. He was selected to 13 Pro Bowls, won two Offensive Player of the Year awards, is the NFL’s all-time leader with 80,358 career passing yards, ranks second all-time with 571 career passing touchdowns and shattered the league record with a touchdown pass in 54 consecutive games.
“We’re excited to have Drew join our team,” said NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua. “We know that Drew will apply the same work ethic and continuously positive attitude to everything he touches at NBC Sports and we know, as his new teammates, he’ll make us better.”
Here’s Brees’ appearance on Today.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 15, 2021
Additionally, a cute NFL retirement announcement video starring Brees’ kids:
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