LaVar Arrington does not seem to be too high on Drew Brees.
Arrington, Brady Quinn, and Jonas Knox recently sat down and discussed Brees’ exit from NBC after just one season of announcing games.
The Post’s Andrew Marchand broke the story on Sunday that Brees and NBC Sports are splitting up after just one year together.
Arrington had a rather assessment of Brees and how unpopular he truly is among fans.
Brady Quinn: “So he’s not really wanted by NBC, he’s not really wanted by the Saints, maybe he will end up with Fox, but that a tough pill to swallow if you’re a first-ballot future Hall of Famer and you’re not getting any love right now.”
Jonas Knox: “Drew Brees’ handling of all this is so weird. He can’t accept the fact that maybe he’s not the best at something anymore and he’s just really struggling with that. The whole acting out and the Twitter passive-aggressiveness is just weird for a first-ballot Hall of Famer.”
LaVar Arrington: “Or maybe he’s acting out because that’s what he’s used to feeling. He’s just not as popular as he thinks he is, he’s not as loved as he thinks he is, and he acts out when it doesn’t go the way he would like for it to go. He’s reaching out and he’s crying out for attention.”
The 43-year-old retired from football in March 2021 and spent last season as an NFL analyst for NBC. The 13-time Pro Bowl quarterback tweeted Sunday in apparent response to the New York Post, which reported that Brees will not return to NBC for the 2022 season.
Brees is second in NFL history in career passing yards (80,358) and touchdown passes (571), trailing only Tom Brady in both categories.
For now, we’ll see if Brees remains a broadcaster, perhaps at Fox Sports, where they will be waiting at least one more year for Tom Brady to join the top NFL announce booth.