If you thought it was weird seeing Drew Brees as a commentator and not in full pads Thursday night, you weren’t alone.
Brees’ playing days are behind him. He retired from the National Football League at the end of the 2020-21 season and never looked back. The 42-year-old then landed a gig with NBC to help provide analysis and commentary for the network’s Thursday Night Football and Sunday Night Football specials.
We got a glimpse of Brees’ broadcasting abilities during the preseason when he joined Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels in the booth for the Browns-Falcons preseason game. He received rave reviews from football fans everywhere. He continued his excellence as a desk analyst on Thursday night.
Brees joined Mike Tirico and Tony Dungy on NBC’s Thursday Night Football desk ahead of the Cowboys-Buccaneers showdown. It was a pretty awesome sight.
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 9, 2021
Drew Brees is a natural. We have a feeling he’s going to be in the broadcasting game for a long time.
Even football fans couldn’t help but take to Twitter to praise the former Saints quarterback.
“He’s gonna be so good at this,” one fan said on Twitter.
“Haven’t really heard any of his takes yet, but he honestly looks like he fits in perfectly. Hope he does a good job,” another said.
Take a look at what others had to say about Brees’ regular-season debut for NBC.
This new NFL on NBC team with Brees and Maria Taylor is 🔥
Trying to put tonight’s sportscast together but can’t stop watching the pregame show 🤣 https://t.co/X5pxCrbOSO
— Madison Blevins (@Madison4Blevins) September 9, 2021
I love Drew Brees so much
One of my favorite non-Raven QBs https://t.co/IY5mlQD4Dz
— Alison The Tiny Tornado (@Alstat6350) September 9, 2021
Gonna take a minute to get used to the new hairstyle, but Drew Brees seems pretty comfortable out there on set. https://t.co/ZvXUaCCdhY
— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) September 9, 2021
Even Tony Dungy gave Drew Brees a shoutout.
We are getting set to kick off the 2021 season on Football Night In America and it’s great to have Drew Brees with us. Rodney Harrison will be on the field and in different parts of the stadium. Drew will be amazing giving fans a QB’s perspective. pic.twitter.com/M8vVfXy9Xq
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) September 9, 2021
We wish Drew good luck as he enters a new chapter in his career.
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