Drew Brees spoke it into existence.
The retired Saints quarterback’s tweet about his future amid speculation that he might return to the NFL may have contained a hint about his actual plans.
Brees is now a co-owner of the Mad Drops Pickleball Club that began play this season, according to a report from the Sports Business Journal.
“Drew Brees has joined the ownership ranks of Major League Pickleball, the team pickleball league now in its second year. Brees, an avid player, recently departed a broadcast role at NBC, and in May he teased that his second act may involve the fast-growing paddle sport. He is now the co-owner of the Mad Drops Pickleball Club, a 2022 expansion club owned by Good Alpha Industries along with investments from co-owner Jim Buss and New York real estate broker Ryan Serhant, among others.”
Here’s what Brees said in May.
Brees retired from the NFL in March 2021. He was the league’s all-time passing leader with 80,358 yards at the time of his retirement. Tom Brady passed that mark in Week 4 against the New England Patriots last season.
The Mad Drops pickleball team previously played at a June tournament in Austin, Texas. They lost in the quarterfinals to BLQK.
Their next tournament will be at Newport Beach, California, from Aug. 5-7.
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