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End of an Era: Drew Brees Retires After 20 Seasons

Drew Brees announced his retirement yesterday, March 14, after leading the NFL as the top passer for 20 seasons, ending an era for the New Orlean Saints and the NFL.


Brees announced yesterday, March 14, his retirement on Instagram with the help of his children on Instagram.

“After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I retire from the game of football. Each day, I poured my heart & soul into being your Quarterback. Til the very end, I exhausted myself to give everything I had to the Saints organization, my team, and the great city of New Orleans.” Bree’s said in his caption.

However, Brees hinted that he’s not done yet with the New Orlean Saints. “I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans. This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now my real life‘s work begins!” He ended in his caption.

Brees retirement brings upon the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. The biggest team impacted by Brees retirement is obviously the Saints. His retirement opens a power vacuum for the position of quarterback.

Brees himself is looking to become a broadcaster, according to NBC’s Andrew Marchand last year in April. Marchand added the “Sunday Night Football” is one of the potential programs that Brees would apply to.

Drew Brees’ Legacy

Drew Brees leaves behind one of the greatest football legacy known in the NFL’s history. He owns the all-time record for career passing yards (80,358), ranks second-best in league history in touchdown passes (571), and finished with a completion percentage (67.7%).

Brees was nominated to the annual Pro Bowl 13 times, earned five placements on the All-Pro team by the Associated Press, and finally, named MVP after winning Superbowl XLIV. 

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