Looking for a contract, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees has to decide now whether he wants to play football or be a sports analyst.
This offseason means a lot for Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback has passed the final year of his contract and the 41-year old is officially a free agent.
Many questions loom over him right now as to what his future holds. As the Saints’ franchise has tough decisions to make, it’ll be tough to leave Brees out of the conversation with the limited money they have in store for this offseason.
Drew Brees had another historic season for the black and gold. He broke Peyton Manning’s all-time passing touchdown record. He also broke his own passing efficiency record that he posted as a record last year.
Brees’ best football might be behind him, but he is nowhere near washed up. However, in a year where a big decision is imminent, Brees now has another offer on the table to take a step away from playing the game of football.
According to Adam Schefter and ESPN, “has received calls from at least one non-ESPN network to inquire about whether he would be interested in transitioning from quarterback to TV game analyst.”
According to Schefter, “Drew has not spoken with them or anyone about any new opportunities. Until such time as a decision is made about next season, he will not be engaging in any conversations regarding or considering any new opportunities.”
As assumed, Brees will not comment on this situation. However, he will take it in and most likely at least give it some thought. The veteran quarterback might be ready to take the step away from football, but he did state that he will retire on his own terms.
This is a huge opportunity for a quarterback who is nearing the retirement age. Drew might not decide to retire this year, but Brees still knows that the possibility for a future in football even after his playing days is still there.
It’s also important to note Tony Romo is looking at an eight-figure contract to continue his TV analyst career. Could Brees be just as good?