After 20 seasons with the NFL, quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement yesterday. So, what are the football star’s plans for the future?
After 15 years with the New Orleans Saint, Drew Brees announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday. During his time with the NFL, he’s won one Super Bowl. He holds the record for most career passing yards (80,358), just ahead of Tom Brady, and ends with 571 passing touchdowns, behind only Brady. Additionally, Brees is the fifth most-efficient passer of all time (98.7 rating).
So, what’s next for Drew Brees? During an interview today, Brees announced that he is joining NBC Sports as a studio analyst for Football Night in America and a game analyst for NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame football. He also will work at some of NBC Sports’ other significant events such as Super Bowl LVI and the Olympics.
“I’m part of the team now, a new team,” said Brees. “I’m excited about that journey, I’m excited to stay closely connected with the game of football. It’s been such an important part of my life. I continue to be able to talk about it, show a passion for it. And bring my kids along for the ride as well, let them be a part of the special moments.”
Drew Brees Is Most Excited About ‘Philanthropic Endeavors’ In New Orleans
Undoubtedly, this next chapter in Drew Brees’s life will bring some exciting adventures. However, during the same interview this morning, Brees said that he’s most excited about the projects he’s working on for his home city, New Orleans. Brees is the founder of the Dream Foundation, a charity that partnered with Operation Kids after Hurricane Katrina hit the city. The foundations worked to rebuild schools and athletic facilities and provide after-school mentoring for kids. Since then, the Dream Foundation has contributed $45 million to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care for children and families in need.
Recently, Brees and his wife, Brittany, donated $5 million last March to various charities that prepared and delivered 10,000 meals daily throughout Louisiana to people in need during the pandemic. During his retirement, Brees plans to expand his philanthropic initiatives.
“I’ll be honest, I’m most excited about those things because I think that’s where we can make the most impact…and I’m excited that we have the opportunity to be involved with those things and create some sustainable models that can be replicate throughout the country to help move us forward.”