Former long-tenured quarterback Drew Brees became an NFL analyst for NBC early last year, but he may be giving that up to join Fox.
Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees retired from games in 2021, but his career in football is far from over. After a 20-season career as a player, he joined NBC as a rookie NFL analyst. After just one season working for NBC, he’s already being considered for a new position at Fox as No. 1 NFL game analyst.
Brees announced his new journey with NBC just one day after his retirement, and he seemed optimistic leaving his long career for a new one.
"“I’m excited about that journey. I’m excited to stay very closely connected with the game of football. It’s been such an important part of my life. I can continue to be able to talk about it and show a passion for it.” -Drew Brees, via The Sporting News"
After a successful first season as an analyst, he’s potentially ready to continue his journey elsewhere.
Will Drew Brees be an NFL analyst for Fox?
Though he’s not yet confirmed at Fox, he is reportedly in consideration among other candidates. According to Sports Illustrated,
"Former NFL tight end and current Fox Sports NFL analyst Greg Olsen is also being considered for the role, per the New York Post. Even if Brees leaves NBC for Fox, Olsen could still be promoted to Fox’s lead team with Kevin Burkhardt. If this were to happen, Brees would team up with Joe Davis or Adam Amin on the No. 2 team."
Regardless of whether he gets the role of No. 1 NFL game analyst, it seems as though there will be a spot for him with Fox if he decides to join their team. However, it is unclear whether he will switch companies or stay with NBC if he gets a different offer than anticipated.
Regardless of which company Brees continues his career with this season, he will continue to provide expert insight and analysis to many football fans across the country.
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Best of luck to Brees on whatever he ends up deciding to do!