Retired Saints quarterback Drew Brees could be on the move just one year after joining NBC’s football coverage.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Brees could find himself being traded or shared with FOX. Marchand discussed Brees’ broadcasting future on the latest episode of “The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast.”
“The idea that Drew Brees could be dealt or shared with Fox I don’t think is out of the question, but more likely for the No. 2 role in the No. 2 games, not the one.” Marchand said. “If Joe Buck had stayed, I think that Brees would have had a chance to move from NBC to FOX and be the one with Buck. I think that Buck may have liked the idea of Brees.”
Brees explained why he chose to get into broadcasting:
“I’m excited about that journey, I’m excited to stay very closely connected to the game of football. It’s been such an important part of my life, and I continue to be able to talk about it, show passion for it and bring my kids around for that ride there as well and let them be part of some of those special moments,” Brees said.
“Having them be a part of this and knowing that there’s memories and knowing hopefully moments of inspiration for them that will last a lifetime, that’s what it’s all about,” he said about his football career.
With one Super Bowl ring on his finger, Brees ranks second in career passing yards in NFL history (80,358), second in passing touchdowns (571), and fifth in QB rating (98.7%).
Brees is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2001. After five years with the Chargers, Brees signed on with the Saints as a free agent in 2006 and became a legend as well as a Super Bowl champion.
He said when he and his wife, Brittany, were touring the city before he decided to join the Saints, they knew after seeing the destruction that they belonged in New Orleans.
“Brittany and I looked at each other and said, ‘This is so much more than just football. This is part of the resurrection and resurgence of one of America’s greatest cities,'” Brees said.
Brees has, over the course of a 20-year NFL career as a quarterback with the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, been selected to 13 Pro Bowls.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.