Saints’ Quarterback Drew Brees Retires from the NFL After 20 Years

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Telly Diallo

Sports Editor

Drew Brees retired on March 14 after playing for 20 years in the NFL, 15 of them for the New Orleans Saints. 

In an Instagram post his four children announced that their father is “Finally gonna retire.”

An inevitable decision that has been on Brees’ mind for a while, leaving his teammates for good.

Brees has been a very loyal teammate for the last 15 years by playing under Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints through difficult times.

Quarterback, Brees, and Head Coach, Payton, led a team that was able to win a Super Bowl and appear in the playoffs for nine seasons. 

In his first and only Super Bowl victory, he was also named the Most Valuable Player in the game.  

During his career, Brees achieved multiple hall-of-fame status accomplishments.

He currently owns the all-time passing record with over 80,000 yards.

He also leads his position on successful passes with a total of 7,142 passes completed. 

He helped the New Orleans Saints team when they were at an all-time low and the team showed their appreciation for him.

They stated, “We are forever grateful for the immeasurable impact you and your family had on this city,” after Brees’ announcement. 

Many notable football players also showed their support and appreciation for Brees. 

The most recent Super Bowl Champion, Tom Brady mentioned Brees’ career as being incredible and calling him an inspiration. 

Multiple other teams in the NFL also spoke about Brees being a great opponent to play against.

Brees doesn’t call his departure from the football world a goodbye. Only a new beginning since he hopes to be a great father and husband to his family. 

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