Saints to honor Drew Brees during Week 12 Thanksgiving game
By Kristen Wong
Drew Brees is coming back to the Superdome, but not to play football.
The New Orleans Saints legend will be properly honored in a special halftime presentation during the Saints-Bills game on Thanksgiving.
Brees, who retired this offseason after spending the past 15 seasons at NOLA, will also be broadcasting the game in his new role for NBC alongside Mike Tirico.
This will be the first time Brees has been to the Superdome since his final game in January against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brees officially announced his retirement on March 14th last year, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a limited number of fans could see him off.
Nearly two years later, Brees will finally get the uproarious standing ovation he deserves.
In addition to the halftime feature, a “Thank You Drew” rally towel will be distributed to every fan in attendance.
New Orleans Saints former QB Drew Brees will get a long-overdue dedication during Thanksgiving game
Many probably took the Brees’ era for granted, back when Brees, Michael Thomas, and Alvin Kamara formed one of the most dynamic offenses in the league.
Current quarterback Trevor Siemian has been solid in his two starts so far, but comparing him at this stage to Drew Brees would be downright disrespectful to the former Super Bowl champion.
Brees deserves all the love and gratitude from the city of New Orleans, and Saints fans will have an opportunity to show just how much Brees means to them.
They can thank Brees and his family for everything they have given to Louisiana community by submitting video messages — selected messages will be played throughout the game, on Saints social media and on the Saints website during Thanksgiving week.
NFL analysts have teased the possibility of Drew Brees returning to the Saints after Jameis Winston’s injury, but some memories are best left untouched.
Brees’ legacy will be commemorated in this special halftime feature in Week 12, but rest assured it will live long after that.