Drew Brees made the move into broadcasting last year when he joined NBC Sports’ football crew. Brees provided his expert analysis on both the NFL and Notre Dame football. That brief foray into television only lasted one season, as Drew will not be returning to NBC this fall.
The Associated Press reports that Drew Brees will call it quits after just one year. The former New Orleans Saints quarterback’s decision was chalked up to a lifestyle choice. Network analysts have to travel a lot and are expected to work around the clock.
NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua said that Drew’s decision was understandable. Between college and pro games, his weekends were shot. The weekdays were spent traveling and preparing. It wasn’t the kind of retirement Drew Brees was hoping for.
“The unbelievable busyness of an NFL career and then really not taking a break at all and launching right in with us with both Notre Dame football and the NFL, it was certainly an around-the-clock assignment. This was definitely a lifestyle choice for him, which is totally understandable.”
Drew Brees signed a contract for several years with NBC back in 2020. That came on the tails of a legendary NFL career. Brees is the all-time Saints record holder in passing yards and touchdowns.
It is not known what Brees has planned next. Fans who enjoyed his coverage of Notre Dame and on “Football Night in America” will certainly miss him. Time will tell if he stays involved in football going into next season.
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