Drew Brees has officially left NBC Sports after just one year.
NBC Sports President Pete Bevacqua said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that the former New Orleans Saints star quarterback will not be part of NFL and Fighting coverage. Irish from Notre Dame University through the network this year. the New York Post reported last month that Brees would not be returning as an in-game or studio analyst.
Following this news reported by the New York PostBrees spoke out on social media and said he hasn’t decided on his future.
Bevacqua said conversations with Brees centered around her desire to spend more time with her family.
“The incredible excitement of an NFL career and not taking a break and jumping straight into football coverage at Notre Dame and the NFL, that was definitely a full-time job,” Bevacqua said. “It’s definitely a lifestyle choice for him, which is totally understandable. »
Brees signed a multi-year contract with NBC in 2020, before finishing a 20-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints as the record holder for passing yards and touchdowns . He was an analyst for Notre Dame games with Mike Tirico and was in the studio most Sundays for “Football Night in America.”
Although Brees remains under contract with NBC, Bevacqua indicated that they would not interfere if another opportunity presented itself for Brees. The Fox Network has an analyst vacancy on its NFL No. 2 team, but Brees is likely to spend the season at home.