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Report: Brees, NBC part ways after only one year

Report: Brees, NBC part ways after only one year

Long run Corridor of Fame quarterback Drew Brees retired from the NFL just after the 2020 year and joined NBC as an analyst, but his time with the community is reportedly currently in excess of.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Brees will not return to the community for the 2022 year. Marchand says the conclusion “appeared mutual,” as Brees most well-liked in-video game assessment alternatively than get the job done from the studio, although NBC “soured” on the strategy of the former New Orleans Saints quarterback eventually having above for Cris Collinsworth on “Sunday Night time Soccer”.

Brees, 43, was reportedly pursued by ESPN to join the network’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts, but selected an provide from NBC that was believed to valued in the assortment of $6 million for each calendar year.

Earlier this thirty day period, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reportedly attained a 10-calendar year, $375 million offer with FOX Athletics to be the network’s lead NFL analyst just after his actively playing vocation is above.

Brees played 20 NFL seasons with the then-San Diego Chargers and the Saints, throwing for 80,358 passing yards and 571 touchdown passes. The two of these are next all-time guiding only Brady. 

Throughout the 2021 time, Brees was the colour commentator for a playoff sport involving the Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals, but was commonly criticized for his general performance by viewers. One notable instant was a Joe Burrow landing go that seemed to have an inadvertent whistle in the course of the center of the play. Quite a few minutes just after the engage in, Mike Tirico talked about the whistle which Brees claimed to have heard but did not point out at the time it occurred.