The NFL has not been the identical with out former Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a black-and-gold uniform. Following Brees’s retirement from the NFL in March, he joined the NBC Sports activities’ broadcasting crew.
With Brees calling the Saints-Payments recreation on Thanksgiving evening, the NBC broadcast group selected to honor him on the sector at halftime. Nevertheless, throughout his recognition, a well-recognized face—Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady—had a humorous message for the longtime New Orleans quarterback on the massive display screen inside Caesars Superdome.
“Thank you for retiring Drew, don’t ever come again,” Brady stated.
Brees, who performed 20 NFL seasons whereas spending 15 in New Orleans, retired because the NFL’s all-time main passer with 80,358 yards earlier than Brady conquered his document. Brees threw for 571 profession touchdowns (second greatest in NFL historical past behind Brady) in 287 video games.
On the sector, Brees thanked Mrs. Gayle Benson—the proprietor of the Saints and the spouse to the late longtime proprietor Tom Benson—in addition to the Saints’ group and fanbase.
“Thank you to the good metropolis of New Orleans,” Brees stated. “Thank you to the WhoDat nation, we have skilled so many unbelievable moments on this discipline and on this metropolis. Thank you a lot for embracing me and my household …
“We’ll at all times love you and we are going to at all times work to make you proud.”
Brees got here to New Orleans after the town suffered catastrophic devastation from Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. In his first season with New Orleans, the Saints completed 10–6 and earned a spot within the franchise first NFC Convention championship recreation.
As he was honored, Brees additionally recalled the second when he and followers created the “WhoDat” chant in 2010. When the long run Corridor of Famer requested the followers contained in the dome to scream the mantra yet one more time, they delivered.
“Let’s make em hear it, the best followers of the world … let’s blow the highest of this dome and make the world really feel it and listen to it. Who Dat, Who Dat, Who dat say that gone be Dem Saints.”
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