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3 reasons Saints’ Drew Brees should call it a career

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 17: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 17, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 17: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 17, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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Health

Drew Brees hasn’t had the most injuries to any NFL player or even quarterback for that matter, but when he does get injured, Brees makes them count. Unfortunately, two of his three major injuries have come in the past two seasons.

Before he even made his debut for the Saints, Drew Brees had surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff muscle and a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. That is the reason that San Diego never signed him back and the whole reason he found his way to the Saints.

Since then it has been a pretty healthy ride for the 20-year veteran.

However, Brees ended up tearing a muscle in this thumb in 2019 that held him out for five games. Then this year Brees ended up breaking eleven ribs including a punctured lung that held him out four games.

With the risk of very severe injury still looming over Brees, now is the time to call it quits before something lasting a lifetime happens. Over 40-years old, Brees’ body just can’t handle the hits from young defensive ends that it once could.

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