Clément Pédron, Media365: published on Sunday March 14, 2021 at 11:47 p.m.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has decided to retire this Sunday. The Texan retires from the NFL fields after 20 years of career where he notably won a Superbowl in 2010.
The announcement was made by her children, dressed in the tunic of Drew Brees (42) on Instagram. On the short video clip, the offspring of the New Orleans quarterback proclaims “that after 15 years in the Saints and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally retiring from the field. He will finally be able to spend more time with us! The sequence, followed by the children’s cries of joy, is accompanied by a text by the person concerned. « After 20 years as an NFL player and 15 years as a Saint, it’s time to retire from football, » says the American. Every day, I dedicated my heart and soul to being your quarterback. Until the very end, I exhausted myself to give everything I had to the Saints organization, my team and the great city of New Orleans. We have shared incredible moments together, many of which are etched in our hearts and minds and will forever be a part of us. You have shaped, strengthened, inspired and given me a lifetime of memories. My goal for the past 15 years has been to give you everything you’ve given me and more. I’m only retiring from football, not retiring from New Orleans. This is not a farewell, but rather a new beginning. Now my real life’s work begins! «
A victory at the Superbowl in 2010
The native of Dallas was selected in 2001 by the Chargers, in the second round of the draft, but it was on the side of New Orleans, from 2006, that his career really took on another dimension. Named 13 times Pro Bowler and All Pro, the quarterback has lined up the big performances in Louisiana. In 2010, he attends the summits by winning, for his first participation, the Superbowl against the Indianapolis Colts of a certain Peyton Manning. He was notably elected MVP of this match but never obtained this distinction over an entire season. Drew Brees still has the record for the most passing yards (80,235 yards) but it could certainly be surpassed next season by Tom Brady, who continues the adventure with Tampa Bay next year. The Saint is second in the pass touchdown standings, with 571, again behind Brady. Moreover, the legend of the Patriots did not fail to send a little message to his counterpart he recently beaten (in the divisional playoffs last January, 20-30). “Kudos to my friend on an amazing career,” Brady wrote in response to the video’s posting. Thank you for the inspiration and dedication on and off the field! Looking forward to seeing more! «