Former Saints quarterback Drew Brees wants another crack at broadcasting

"I think I could be the best at it."
SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII – Feb 8
SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII – Feb 8 / Cindy Ord/GettyImages

When long-time New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees retired from the NFL, the next step in his career was to turn to broadcasting games. He joined NBC following his retirement, calling Notre Dame games with Mike Tirico and doing in-studio work with the Football Night in America crew.

People weren't impressed with Brees during his one-year stint in broadcasting with the main complaint being that he came off as a bit dull. Brees, however, wants another shot at proving everyone wrong, even going as far as saying that he thinks he can "be the best at it".

Drew Brees would like another chance in the broadcasting booth

Brees called just two games during the 2022 NFL season with one of those coming in the playoffs (Bengals vs. Raiders Wild Card game). As mentioned above, he didn't have much personality when calling games and was rather bland in the booth. That led to him and NBC mutually parting ways but Brees is adamant that he can improve and eventually become the best.

There's no doubt that Brees knows his stuff when it comes to the NFL. That wasn't necessarily the problem when he was in the booth. He really just didn't have much personality and that's important for broadcasters. It has to be a mix of personality and knowledge while explaining to the average NFL fan what is happening or what just happened.

Maybe Brees will get another shot to prove what he can do but if he does, he needs to bring his A-game next time around because there likely won't be a third chance if he doesn't.