Drew Brees, 42, announces his retirement from the NFL after 20 years


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, 42, announces his retirement from NFL after 20 years

  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he is retiring from the NFL 
  • Drew Brees wrote on Instagram: ‘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’ 

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has announced he is retiring from the NFL after 20 years.

In an Instagram post alongside a video of four of his children, the 43-year-old veteran wrote: ‘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. Til the very end, I exhausted myself to give everything I had to the Saints organization, my team, and the great city of New Orleans. 

The Instagram post also included an adorable video of his four kids saying: ‘After 15 years in the Saints, and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally going to retire, so he can spend more time with us’

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has announced he is retiring from the NFL after 20 years

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has announced he is retiring from the NFL after 20 years

‘We shared some amazing moments together, many of which are emblazoned in our hearts and minds and will forever be a part of us. 

‘You have molded me, strengthened me, inspired me, and given me a lifetime of memories. My goal for the last 15 years was striving to give to you everything you had given to me and more.

‘I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans. This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now my real life‘s work begins!

The Instagram post also included an adorable video of his four kids saying: ‘After 15 years in the Saints, and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally going to retire, so he can spend more time with us.’

Brees is seen on the field with Tom Brady, his wife Brittany and two of his children after they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 17

Brees is seen on the field with Tom Brady, his wife Brittany and two of his children after they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 17

The New Orleans Saints tweeted a a video montage and wrote: ‘There will never be another Drew Brees.’

The team added: ‘You came to us at our lowest point. You led us to our highest. You represented our state, city, and team with incredible professionalism, class, and toughness. We are forever grateful for the immeasurable impact you and your family had on this city.’

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