Drew Brees Takes a Dig at Himself Over Shirt He Wore While Signing for the New Orleans Saints

Published 03/14/2021, 1:45 PM EDT
Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) makes a throw in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


Drew Brees has had an NFL career worthy of a Hall of Famer. Following a decorated college career with Purdue, Brees entered the world of the NFL in 2001 after being drafted by the San Diego Chargers (now LA Chargers).

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With the Chargers, Drew Brees had a relatively successful spell. He made his first Pro Bowl with the side in 2004. The same season, the Chargers made it to the playoffs. Their first appearance in the postseason in nearly a decade.

But as all seemed to be going well, disaster struck as Brees suffered a dislocation to his right shoulder joint and a tear of the labrum and rotator cuff in 2005. Brees was promptly released by the franchise and snapped up by the New Orleans Saints as a free agent in 2006. 

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Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) gestures after a touchdown run by running back Alvin Kamara (41). Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

And this was the beginning of something beautiful for the city of New Orleans. In his first season with the franchise, Drew Brees guided the Saints to their first-ever Super Bowl. 

Recalling Brees’ career today is even more significant due to the fact that it was exactly 15 years ago to the day that he was introduced to the world as a Saints player. 

Young and full of enthusiasm to start off for a new franchise, Drew Brees always seemed ready for the part. But looking back at his first interaction with the media as a Saints player, Brees feels that his choice of clothing could’ve been better.

Drew Brees not afraid to get involved in some banter  

Brees has enjoyed a long and fruitful career in the NFL. Now 42, the world waits with bated breath to know the QB’s decision regarding his playing career.

And on this landmark occasion, Brees had something to say. But that something isn’t what everyone else was expecting.

Replying to a tweet serving as a throwback to the occasion of his first interaction as a Saints player, the QB didn’t miss the chance to take a dig at his own fashion sense.

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“Nice shirt Brees,” he tweeted with a tongue out and laughing emoji. The tweet was obviously a tongue in cheek comment as he poked fun at himself for the baggy shirt he was wearing that day. 

While it’s all fun and games, for now, Brees’ decision regarding his future remains uncertain. Many feel he’s played his last snap in the NFL. But then again, with Drew Brees, one can never be too sure. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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