Drew Brees headed to the booth: Saints QB reportedly agrees to broadcast deal once his playing career ends
Drew Brees has already lined up his next job once his NFL playing career comes to an end.
Whenever Brees decides to hang up his cleats, the New Orleans superstar quarterback is headed to the broadcast booth according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Not only that, Brees already has a deal in place and knows which network he will be calling games for once his playing career comes to an end.
While ESPN wanted Brees, the Saints quarterback has agreed to join NBC Sports once his NFL career is over, Marchand reports. Apparently, ESPN can’t get any A-list NFL quarterbacks to join their network.
Marchand also notes that Brees will begin his broadcast career with NBC working Notre Dame games and partaking in the network’s NFL coverage. The ultimate goal is for Brees to replace Cris Collinsworth on “Sunday Night Football” as the program’s lead analyst.
Brees recently signed a two-year contract with the Saints, although it’s unclear if he will remain in the league for two more seasons as there was speculation that he could retire this offseason before he publicly announced his decision to return to New Orleans for the 2020 NFL season.
ESPN has now failed to hire Tony Romo, Peyton Manning and Brees to take the “Monday Night Football” lead analyst position.