Jan 17, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) waves to the crowd as he walks off the field after a NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Since retiring from the NFL back in 2020, Drew Brees has served as a broadcaster and analyst for NBC Sports, but now it looks like he’s returning to the game of football as an assistant coach for the Purdue Boilermakers, at least for a short time.

On Thursday afternoon, legendary Purdue Boilermakers quarterback Drew Brees announced in a statement that he would be joining his alma mater’s staff as an interim assistant coach, helping prepare the team for their Citrus Bowl matchup against the LSU Tigers as well as giving the team a boost on the recruiting trail.

“I am extremely excited to work with our team over the next few weeks as we prepare for the Citrus Bowl,” Brees said according to the Purdue Boilermakers team website. “I see it not only as an opportunity to coach and mentor this group of young men, but represent all the former Purdue players that care so much about our program. This is also preparation for the future of Purdue Football with new head coach Ryan Walters. I had a great conversation with Coach Walters last night, and love the energy, passion and detail he will bring to our program. The future is bright, and there is no better time to be a Boilermaker!”

While the move is temporary, it’s still a big move for both Brees and Purdue.

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