Drew Brees retired from the NFL after the 2020 season and immediately joined NBC for the 2021 NFL campaign.

But, the season was full of ups and downs for the rookie broadcaster, and now it appears his time with the network has already come to an end.

Per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Brees is not returning to NBC this upcoming season:

Legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees will not return to NBC after just one season as a studio and game analyst, according to sources.

The decision seemed mutual as Brees preferred doing games over the “Football Night in America” studio show, and NBC didn’t have many NFL games to offer him. NBC soured on Brees’ potential after originally believing he could develop into the heir apparent to Cris Collinsworth on “Sunday Night Football” games.

What does the future hold for Brees? Marchand speculates that FOX could be interested, but nothing is set in stone just yet.