After a long and successful 20 year career, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has announced his official retirement from the game on Sunday. Drew's retirement means the end of one of the most prolific careers in NFL history that helped him be recognized as one of the best passers in the game.
The 42-year-old quarterback transformed the once down on luck New Orleans Saints into Super Bowl Champions. The team's striking championship win came just in time to lift Saints fans' spirits after the terrible disaster of Hurricane Katrina that left the city in shambles.
The 13 time Pro Bowler gave it his all on the Saints field and decided to announce his retirement on the 15th anniversary of his signing with the Saints. The announcement came from Drew's children from a video he posted on Instagram. Drew's four children that include Baylen, Bowen, Callen, and Rylen, proudly announced in the video that:
"After 15 years with the Saints and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally gonna retire. So he can spend more time with us! Yeah!!"
This decision from Drew's end was seen as a long time coming by fans that finally came after a prolonged wait after the Saints ended the season. A spot for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is most certainly guaranteed for the statistical giant whose right arm and extraordinary skills ruled the game in more ways than one. In the announcement he posted, Drew wrote his heart out in a heart-touching time with the New Orleans Saints and reminisced about his 20-year long career by thanking the fans.
"After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I retire from the game of football. Each day, I poured my heart & soul into being your Quarterback. Till the very end, I exhausted myself to give everything I had to the Saints organization, my team, and the great city of New Orleans." Drew Brees reminded everyone of his legacy in the retirement post's caption.
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