Drew Brees Nov 25, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees waves to fans on the sidelines before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Buffalo Bills at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has already cemented himself as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL, but his broadcasting career is not quite off to a great start.

Brees started his first year at NBC last season following his retirement, working as an NFL analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America studio show as well as calling Notre Dame football games on the network.

It appears that Brees’s tenure with the network has come to an end, according to NY Post’s Andrew Marchand. Marchand added that the decision came as a mutual one, saying that Brees preferred calling games rather than working in the studio.

This news certainly has garnered a ton of reactions around the sports world, with many having mixed reactions.

Some felt that while Brees certainly has an excellent mind for football, maybe his best work is not as a broadcaster going forward.

Others seem to believe that a change of scenery could help Brees going forward and still have hope that he can stick on as a full-time broadcaster.

Most of the criticism that surrounds Brees as a broadcaster centers around his performance during the Wild Card matchup last season between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals, where many said that they felt he had very little to say throughout the game.

NBC will now have to fill two different roles, both on Football Night in America and on NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame football games.

It remains to be seen whether or not Brees will latch on to another network in another role, but if his NFL career is any indication, he will land on his feet and find his niche after football, whether or not it involves broadcasting.

[AA, NY Post]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.