According to Fox reporter Jay Glazer, Drew Brees is playing his final game in the Superdome today.

That puts today’s game in a much different light; Brees didn’t spend his entire career in New Orleans, but he’s certainly been the face of the franchise for more than a decade now, including a Super Bowl victory.

Unfortunately for Brees, his game against NFC South rival Tampa Bay hasn’t started off in the best way. Leading 6-3, Brees threw a fairly terrible interception, somehow not seeing Buccaneer corner Sean Murphy-Bunting in coverage on Michael Thomas.

Murphy-Bunting probably should have turned that into a pick-six (and could have also fumbled it into the end zone, which would have been the second example today of that stupid rule coming into play) but he clearly stepped out of bounds early. That set up Tom Brady with first and goal on the three, and he didn’t need long to make the Saints pay.

Assuming he really does intend to retire after this season, if Brees wants to extend his career to the NFC Championship game against Green Bay, he’s going to have to come from behind against a Tom Brady-led team. That’s not going to be an easy task, especially if he makes throws like that, but if he manages it it’s going to be one hell of a game.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.