Drew Brees Announces Retirement

Saints Great Drew Brees is retiring after 20 seasons in the NFL. Fifteen of those were with the Saints, where he led the team to a Super Bowl Victory and was named the game's MVP. He is arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.

Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Contributor

Sunday’s during football season will not be the same when the Saints begin its season later this next year. Drew Brees, one of the greatest QB’s in league history is hanging up his cleats after appearing in 305 games over the last 20 years, 15 of them with the Black and Gold.

Where he led the Saints a winner and gave the Who Dat Nation something to cheer about during football season.

His stellar career guarantees him a first choice for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He leaves the gridiron owning the all-time record for career passing yards (80,358) and ranks second-best in league history in touchdown passes (571) and completion percentage (67.7%). He’s been an all-pro multiple times and he was also named Most Valuable Player after winning Super Bowl XLIV and bringing the Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans.

He was not only a champion on the field but off it as well, contributing time and money to worthy causes throughout the City and State.
In his post NFL Career, Brees will be joining NBC Sports in the booth as an announcer.

Brees was a leader on the field and gave the City hope and something to cheer about. He is an inspiration and the fans of the Black and Gold will always cherish the memory of number 9…one of the greatest of all time.

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