Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees seems to have had a thorough review of his income following QB Tom Brady recently making a record-breaking deal with FOX. The Buccaneers QB recently agreed to a 10-year, $375 million deal that has shaken the entire landscape of the broadcasting world. Brees appears to have set his sight on obtaining fresh terms after just a single season with NBC as a studio and game analyst.
Brees had signed with NBC Sports after rejecting ESPN in April 2020 and was a potential successor for Cris Collinsworth on ‘Sunday Night Football.’ He had signed NBC’s offer that was said to be competitive with ESPN’s $6 million range contract offer. But those talks about his succession and his prowess have since become a distant dream due to the souring of their plans.
Even the former Super Bowl champion came out to provide clarifications about his situation, stating, “Despite speculation from [the] media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided. I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids, or all of the above. I’ll let you know.”
Is Drew Brees to fill in for Tom Brady until he joins?
The former Super XLIV MVP had his triumphs and losses last season. It became clear to his fans during his poor performance in probably his biggest broadcasting event since joining. During the Bengals-Raiders playoff game, Brees was error-prone, and NBC seems to have only taken inevitable steps.
While Brees is still reviewing his options and future in NFL broadcasting, there is an interesting direction developing with the absence of a 7-time Super Bowl champion. Having left NBC, Brees could be on FOX’s radar as they look to fill their top game analyst positions for the upcoming 2022 NFL campaign.
With internal promotion opportunities open for the top FOX analysts and Brady still playing, the opportunity is there for Brees to join.
Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) makes a throw in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports| Credit: Reuters
The former Saints QB also seems to be keen on calling NFL games and something that NBC was unable to offer him. Apart from FOX, Amazon could be a potential landing spot for Brees and a fresh start to find his groove off the field.
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