Drew Brees raises idea of playing football again while addressing broadcasting future

Brees decided to join NBC once his playing career was over. After retiring following the 2021 季节, 前者 新奥尔良圣徒 quarterback appeared on NBC broadcasts for Notre Dame football game, 的 “美国足球之夜” pregame show and an appearance as the color commentator for the playoff game between the 拉斯维加斯攻略辛辛那提孟加拉虎.

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Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees speaks to the fans during halftime of the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome on November 25, 2021 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州.

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees speaks to the fans during halftime of the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome on November 25, 2021 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州. (克里斯·格雷森/盖蒂图片社)

In response to the 纽约邮报 report that he and NBC seemingly mutually agreed to part ways, Brees said he wasundecidedabout what he wanted to do some fall.

Despite speculation from media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided. I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids or all of the above. I’ll let you know,” 他写了.

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Mentioning playing football again may be the most interesting part.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws the football in action during a game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints on November 1st, 2020 at Soldier Stadium, 在芝加哥, IL.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws the football in action during a game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints on November 1st, 2020 at Soldier Stadium, 在芝加哥, IL. (Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He was mentioned as a possible replacement as the Saints quarterback when Jameis Winston went down with a torn ACL last season. The Saints reached out to Brees at the time last year, 的 New Orleans Times-Picayune 已报告. 滚石乐队的鼓手查理·沃茨错过了乐队即将到来的巡演 shut the idea down in the middle of the season.

Brees revealed to Pop Culture in November what he missed about the game.

There’s elements I miss about playing,” 他说. “I miss the locker room, I miss the preparation, I miss game day, I miss the exciting wins and the two-minute drives and some of that stuff.

NBC Sports Drew Brees reports from the sidelines before an AFC wild card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan 16, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

NBC Sports Drew Brees reports from the sidelines before an AFC wild card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan 16, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Brees retired as the all-time leader in passing touchdowns (571) and passing yards (80,358) when he retired. Tom Brady broke those marks during the 2021 季节.

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