Drew Brees has introduced his retirement 15 years to the day that he joined the New Orleans Saints. Brees posted a video on his Instagram of his 4 youngsters breaking the information.
Brees retires with essentially the most passing yards (80,358), most completions (7,142), and highest completion proportion (67.6%) of all-time. He is also second all-time in passing touchdowns to Tom Brady with 571. Brees received Tremendous Bowl XLIV in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts in 2010.
Coming off a season the place Brees missed 4 video games with a sequence of accidents, the Saints nonetheless managed to make the playoffs and advance to the Divisional spherical. That was the place their season ended, after assembly Tom Brady and Tampa Bay. It feels solely becoming that the final sport that we noticed Brees in was a battle with Brady.
There nonetheless gave the impression to be some doubt about whether or not Brees was going to retire this offseason. Personally, I assumed he may wish to give it one other go, and see what he may accomplish in a totally wholesome season. Only a few weeks in the past, a video was posted of Drew Brees working out, sparking some hypothesis that he could be coaching to return again for one more 12 months.
In the long run, he determined to hold it up. The Saints now want to determine their plans for the quarterback place, with Jameis Winston set to check free company and unproven Taysom Hill as the opposite choice on the roster. It appears like signing Winston is a high precedence, and that the Saints view Winston as their starter of the future.
No matter comes subsequent for Brees, the timer begins now for what is going to inevitably be a first-ballot Corridor of Fame induction within the 2026 class.