Quarterback Drew Brees has officially announced his retirement from the New Orleans Saints and NFL with a heartwarming Instagram post.
After an incredible, historic 20-year career in the NFL, things have officially come to an end for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. On Sunday afternoon, the future Hall-of-Fame signal-caller took to social media to announce that he’s officially retiring.
For the past 15 years, Brees has been sensational for New Orleans, helping the team win the Super Bowl over Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. Now, Brees is hanging up his cleats and getting ready for the next chapter of his life.
Drew Brees had his kids help announce his retirement in an adorable video
In the video above, Brees had the help of his four kids to help announce his NFL retirement, as the quarterback is ready to now spend more time at home with his youngsters. This move has been expected for quite some time.
As soon as the Saints were eliminated by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this winter in the postseason, Brees walked off the field and waved like a man who knew that it was his last time putting on a Saints jersey.
And what a career it was for Brees. He finished No. 1 all time with his 80,358 passing yards and 571 touchdowns. In his 15 campaigns with the Saints, Brees put up simply insane numbers, throwing for 68,010 yards and 491 scores.
Brees started his career with the Chargers, spending five years with the organization before making his way to New Orleans. Year after year, he made incredible plays for the team. With that said, Brees turned 42 in January and is ready to move on from the grind of playing in the NFL. He’ll go down as one of the best quarterbacks fans have ever seen, no question.