Sometimes things are a coincidence and sometimes they are just gracefully similar. The city of New Orleans was heartbroken after Brees and Payton retired, as they went through so much with them.
Brees and Payton saw the beauty in the city and its people when they were at their lowest. They showed them love and helped nurture them back to health. The city of New Orleans has a special bond with their team, we don’t look at them as the team which entertains us and plays on Sundays.
The team is family to the city. It’s an unexplainable love — A love that Allen and Winston will continue to carry and spread no matter what they do. Two quarterbacks and two coaches who needed love and a chance in a city that is known for second chances.
Between natural disasters and football heartbreak pre the Payton-Brees era, the city has endured it all yet it still gives love to those who need it. Whether it be considered a coincidence or just a graceful similarity, one thing stands, New Orleans is a city of love and second chances and Allen and Winston deserve that. Daily they show their love and appreciation to the fans and the city itself.
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After all, a famous quarterback who wore number nine once said, “If you love the city she’ll love you back.”