The New Orleans Saints Thanksgiving game against the Buffalo Bills featured the return of Drew Brees to the Caesars Superdome for the first time since announcing his retirement after the 2020 season.
The soon-to-be hall of fame QB broadcasted the game alongside Mike Tirico for NBC, and at halftime, he was thanked by everybody for his 15 years with the team.
“Drew Brees will always be considered one of the greatest Saints in the history of the organization” said Saints owner Gayle Benson. “While we look forward to one day welcoming Drew back as a Hall of Famer and a member of our Ring of Honor, Thanksgiving night is the perfect opportunity for us to say thank you to Drew and his family the right way- on the field and in front of 70,000 of the best fans in football. We were blessed to have Drew as a member of our team for 15 years. The record-breaking impact he had on the field is legendary, as is the impact he, Brittany and the Brees family continue to have on our community. ”
“My family and I are forever grateful for all the incredible moments we shared together with the city of New Orleans and Who Dat Nation,” Brees said. “What an incredible moment it will be, back in the Dome with the greatest fans in the world.”
During that celebration, he led a chant of ‘Who Dat’ for the final time and it will bring chills up your spine.
In addition to the halftime presentation, every fan in attendance received a commemorative “Thank You Drew” rally towel.