Drew Brees Retirement Announcement

Drew Brees retirement announcement expected soon after Super Bowl. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is expected to announce his retirement after 20 years in the league. Even though he did not officially announce his intentions after his team’s disappointing loss to Tampa Bay in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, Brees was still on the Superdome field nearly two hours after the game, soaking it all in.

The 42-year-old quarterback was hoping to lead his team to their second Super Bowl, but fell short against the Buccaneers, throwing three interceptions in the loss.

“I’m gonna give myself an opportunity to think about the season, think about a lot of things, just like I did last year. And make a decision,” Brees said when asked directly if he just played his final game.

He said that his performance on Sunday and the way the season ended won’t have an impact on his decision. But when asked what would weigh into the decision, Brees said, “I’ll keep that to myself right now.”

Brees also said he has no regrets about coming back this season after he nearly retired following the 2019 season.
“I would never regret it. Never,” said Brees, who helped the Saints earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a 12-4 record before their disappointing finish.

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“No complaints. And no regrets. Man, I’ve always tried to play this game with a great respect and a great reverence for it.

And I appreciate all that this game has given to me,” said Brees, who led the Saints to their only Super Bowl win in franchise history in 2009 and holds the NFL record for career passing yards. “There are obviously so many incredible memories, so many incredible relationships that have come as a result of playing this game. And, man, you find out so much about yourself and you have to fight through so much when you play this game.

“I’d say this season, I probably had to fight through more than I’ve ever had to in any other season in my career — from injury to all the COVID stuff to just crazy circumstances. And it was worth every moment of it. Absolutely.”

January 20, 2021 by : Posted in saints No Comments

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