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As expected (but somewhat uncertain in the past few days and weeks) future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees has retired from football.
Brees announced the decision on social media with a video of his four children and a message:
“After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a saint, it is time to retire from football. Every day I put my heart and soul into your quarterback. By the end, I exhausted myself giving everything I had to the Saints organization, my team, and the great city of New Orleans. We shared some amazing moments together, many of which will shape our hearts and minds and be a part of us forever. You shaped, strengthened, inspired me and gave me memories for a lifetime. My goal for the past 15 years has been to give you everything you gave me and more.
“I’m just retiring from football. I am not withdrawing from New Orleans. This is not a farewell, but a new beginning. Now the work of my real life begins! “
Retirement comes 15 years after Brees signed a six-year $ 60 million contract with the Saints. He began his career as a second-round player for the Chargers 20 years ago.
It has been reported that Bree will join NBC. He has previously said that he plans to try his hand at different things in his career after the game.
Like most great quarterbacks, he is likely to be very successful in whatever he wants to do.