New Orleans Saints Legend Drew Brees Reveals the ‘Crazy’ New Hobby He’s Picked up Since Retiring

Published 03/25/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 20: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints stretches before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 20, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Drew Brees will forever be remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Raking up over 80,000 passing yards, Brees is a hero in the city of New Orleans for carrying them to their maiden Super Bowl triumph in 2009.

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After spending two decades in the league, at the end of the 2020 NFL season, Brees finally hung up his boots and bid adieu to the sport he loves. But retirement life hasn’t been all that boring for Brees. 

The quarterback recently revealed that he has picked up a rather interesting new hobby to keep him occupied in his spare time.

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Drew Brees takes to ‘EFoiling’

Drew Brees recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about how life has been post-retirement. And while being asked what he’s up to these days, Brees said he’s now got some spare time to pick up on some “crazy hobbies.” 

“That’s kinda the interesting part… It’s a little scary. Football did provide so much structure. The minute that I announced the retirement it all became real. I started looking around like, ‘Oh man, what kind of crazy hobbies am I going to get into now?’ So I’ve been enjoying some of those lately,” said the former Saints QB.

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 and Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints look on from the sideline during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Even questioned further about some of these new hobbies, Brees said that he had taken up ‘EFoiling’ – a water sport which he described as a cross between “surfing and flying.”

“EFoiling is basically — so people have probably heard of a foil. It’s basically a surfboard that has like a mast and a fin structure that drops below it. It allows you to ride on really bigger swells,” said Brees.

“You don’t necessarily have to catch waves, you can just ride big swells out in the middle of the ocean… Then they decided, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we added a motor on here and a battery!” he further explained about his crazy new hobby.

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Drew Brees on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Drew Brees went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about how retirement has gone and what his children thought of the news

Posted by New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

With Brees enjoying his life in retirement, the New Orleans Saints have some headaches to address. With their long-time play-caller no longer around, the Saints offense must transition to a new QB. 

The options the franchise has are Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston. Who among the two would be your pick to emulate Brees and carry the Saints to another Super Bowl triumph?

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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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