Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees performed 20 seasons within the NFL. After 15 seasons because the beginning QB within the Large Simple, Brees introduced earlier this 12 months that he was hanging up his cleats for good.
The 42-year-old NFL veteran made his retirement speech on March 14 2021, 15 years to the day that he first signed with the New Orleans Saints.
Brees posted a video to his Instagram web page that includes his youngsters. He wrote a message alongside the video, which learn:
“After 20 years as a participant within the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it’s time I retire from the sport of soccer,” Brees wrote. “Every day, I poured my coronary heart [and] soul into being your Quarterback. Until the very finish, I exhausted myself to offer all the things I needed to the Saints group, my workforce, and the good metropolis of New Orleans.
“We shared some wonderful moments collectively, lots of that are emblazoned in our hearts and minds and can without end be part of us. You’ve got molded me, strengthened me, impressed me, and given me a lifetime of reminiscences. My aim for the final 15 years was striving to offer to you all the things you had given to me and extra. I’m solely retiring from enjoying soccer, I’m not retiring from New Orleans. This isn’t goodbye, quite a brand new starting. Now my actual life‘s work begins!”
Drew Brees had a Corridor of Fame profession
Drew Brees is a sure-fire first-ballot Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer. He at present holds the NFL file for profession passing yards and completions. Brees ranks second in profession touchdowns and completion proportion.
The six-foot quarterback led the New Orleans franchise to its first Vince Lombardi trophy, defeating the Indianapolis Colts at Tremendous Bowl XLIV.
Brees was the MVP of the sport, finishing 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
The Saints QB made the Professional Bowl 13 occasions and was the NFL’s passing landing chief 4 occasions.
Brees was drafted thirty second total within the second spherical of the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He performed 5 seasons with the Chargers earlier than shifting to New Orleans in 2006.
His ultimate recreation within the NFL was the NFC divisional spherical playoff recreation towards Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 18 2021. The Bucs beat the Saints 30-20 en path to profitable Tremendous Bowl LV.