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Drew Brees Breaks Hearts With Honest Take on His Future in Football

Published 12/17/2022, 10:00 AM EST

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Who wouldn’t want to see NFL legend Drew Brees calling plays in the league? It especially would be a dream scenario for the New Orleans Saints fans who saw him at his best under the center. And when the former QB became an assistant coach at Purdue, the hopes of seeing him with a headset in the Saints dugout got more fuel. But Brees’ latest admission about his future might just be enough to put out those flames.

Brees broke the hearts of millions of NFL fans while answering a question recently about his future in football.

Drew Brees breaks hearts

Drew Brees joined the football program of his alma mater Purdue University, as an interim assistant coach. This happened after the Boilermakers lost Jeff Brohm as the head coach after the 2022 regular season. The Boilermakers are through to the Big Ten title game for the first time in their history, but will have to do it with a coaching team in transition. But will the fans see him as an NFL coach in the near future?

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“No,” Brees said on the question of coaching in the future. “This is just a short-term thing, and like I said, this came about just with Coach Brohm leaving and us being in a position where we were trying to fill the gap,” the Saints’ legend added.

Well, that admission is surely going to break many hearts, especially of the Saints fans. They would have loved to get their Super Bowl champion quarterback to go for the Vince Lombardi trophy, this time with a headset on. Maybe they can convince Brees to change his mind in the future, after the Citrus Bowl.

A career overview 

Drew Brees spent most of his NFL career in New Orleans. After spending five seasons with the San Diego Chargers, who picked him in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft, Brees joined the Saints before the 2006 season. He established himself as a legendary figure in New Orleans, guiding the Saints to a Super Bowl win in 2010. 

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Brees had a great record in the regular NFL seasons. The QB leading his teams to 172 wins out of 287 games in his career. But his postseason record is a bit mixed. The legend won nine out of the 18 postseason games he played in his career.

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Brees threw 80,358 passing yards in the 20 seasons he played in the NFL. The QB scored 571 passing touchdowns in his career. The opposing defenses intercepted just 243 of his more than ten thousand pass attempts. His career completion percentage stood at 67.7%.

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Brees hung up his cleats after the 2020 season, 20 years after joining the NFL and exactly 15 years after signing for the Saints. Will he really never coach?

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial