REPORTS: NFL Legend Drew Brees Replaced By Former Dallas Cowboys HC As NBC Analyst

Published 06/12/2022, 10:21 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)

Former Saints quarterback and NFL Legend Drew Brees was recently relieved of his duties as an NBC analyst. Following his retirement from the NFL, he joined NBC. However, that didn’t work out well, and as a result, he had to part ways.

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According to New York Post, Brees will be replaced by former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. He will replace Brees on the NFL pregame show “Football Night in America.”

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Jason Garrett was the offensive coordinator for more than a year of the New York Giants. He was let go at the start of last season by the head coach, Joe Judge.

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The former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett had been calling USFL games during the spring for NBC. He can also take the role of Brees as NBC’s Notre Dame game analyst. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but there is a high possibility of it.

What next for Drew Brees?

Drew Brees is a legend of the game. He has been a Super Bowl champion and is an icon in New Orleans. Brees had retired from the game after his exit in the playoffs during the 2020/2021 season. Like every legendary player, interest was high in him for the analyst role. NBC brought him, but they weren’t happy with his performance, and as a result, they had to let him go.

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) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

There is a high possibility that Drew Brees will take a year off following his departure from NBC. Things can also change if any organization decides to break the bank for him during the upcoming NFL season. Brees has a very large fan base, and people would always love to listen to what he has to say about the game.

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The New Orleans Saints have strengthened their roster massively in the offseason. Drew Brees was visibly delighted by the Saints’ effort to bring quality players to their team. As a result, he indicated that he might return to playing football through his tweet.

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The Saints have Jameis Winston as their quarterback, but if Drew Brees ultimately decides to return to play for them, it would cause a very strange situation in New Orleans.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Sharda University. Abhimanyu has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC.

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