After playing 20 years in the NFL, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement from the game on March 15 via an Instagram post. To celebrate his greatness, let's take a walk down memory lane & recall his career highlights
Drew Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers (now LA Chargers) back in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Fresh out of Purdue, Brees entered the league with much promise holding several college records.
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Brees' days in the league sure looked to be numbered when the Chargers drafted Phillip Rivers as his replacement in 2004. The QB though bounced back and won the NFL Comeback Player of The Year award that very season.
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Drew Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2005. The Saints took the gamble on Brees after the Chargers cutting him ahead of the '06 season. And boy did he deliver.
In 2009, Drew Brees accomplished what every NFL player dreams to achieve. Taking on the Indianapolis Colts in SB XLIV, Brees defeated legendary QB Peyton Manning to win him & his franchise their first Super Bowl ring.
Brees has always been a record setter. But his career highlight remains this moment from 2018, when he became the league's All-Time passing yards leader. He bid adieu with over 80K air miles to his name.