Drew Brees is officially out at NBC Sports activities.
NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua not long ago verified to the Linked Press that the previous Saints quarterback would not be returning to the network as an NFL analyst, one thirty day period soon after The Post’s Andrew Marchand to start with reported that Brees’ time at NBC was more than following a person season.
“The unbelievable busyness of an NFL career and then truly not having a crack at all and launching suitable in with us with both equally Notre Dame football and the NFL, it was absolutely an around-the-clock assignment,” Bevacqua explained to the AP. “This was unquestionably a lifestyle alternative for him, which is fully comprehensible.”
Brees ended his NFL occupation soon after the 2020 season and dove correct into the motion at NBC, serving as a colour commentator on Notre Dame game titles this previous period, as nicely as a studio analyst for “Football Night time in America” on Sunday evenings.
Bevacqua instructed the AP that the exchanges he experienced with Brees, 43, “have centered all-around him wanting to shell out additional time with family members.”
In the wake of Brees’ NBC exit, former “Football Night in America” host Dan Patrick theorized why the foreseeable future Hall of Famer would not want to be a studio commentator.
“I believe this has to do with Drew Brees expressing, ‘There’s no enjoyable being a studio analyst,’” Patrick reported. “He’s Drew Brees! He’s utilised to heading out to a stadium, people today either yelling your title simply because they aid you and like you, or yelling at you because you could defeat their group that day. You go to an antiseptic studio in Stamford, Conn., Sunday morning. You walk in and see Mike Florio, Peter King, Chris Simms. You are probably going: ‘This isn’t exciting!’”
Though Brees beforehand teased a probable NFL return amid his looming departure from NBC, the former quarterback has been connected to other broadcasting prospects, such as the No. 2 NFL colour commentator part at Fox Sports.
The AP mentioned in its story, on the other hand, that Brees will “likely” stay home this 12 months.
NBC is said to be eyeing previous Cowboys head mentor Jason Garrett as Brees’ possible alternative.