What will Drew Brees do when he’s done playing?

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees often is asked how long he’ll play. He’s rarely asked what he’ll do when he’s done playing.

On Wednesday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN, I asked him what he’ll do after his playing career ends.

Like Peyton Manning, Brees could do plenty of different things and be highly successful at whatever he tries. He mused about broadcasting and politics. He said being the NFL’s Commissioner is one of the few things he hasn’t considered, yet.

That line of questioning prompted a discussion regarding the league’s habit of reaching decisions on disciplinary issues and working backward, and regarding whether the Commissioner is the one making the decisions or whether others are doing so from behind the proverbial curtain.

Regardless, Brees was compelling — as he always is — and he capped the interview by addressing whether he can support the Falcons in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

22 responses to “What will Drew Brees do when he’s done playing?

  1. One thing that comes across very quickly in every sit down interview you see him do, beyond his comfort level with the mic, he is an excellent spoken communicator. A natural skill that would serve him well in many endeavors including being commissioner although his independence of thought would definitely preclude him from any consideration long before any other attributes were considered.

  2. Just think SD Chargers HAD drew Brees AND the #1 overall pick and they blew it. I’m sure the folks of NOLA appreciate that goof.

  3. He is smart. He already owns a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop. I see him avoiding the media and focusing in the business world in some capacity and his family.

  4. I read that he is currently building a mansion at an exclusive resort base in Hawaii so if he goes into football or broadcasting, that would be an awful long commute

  5. The whole Goodell jabs are growing tiresome from anyone in this organization. I get there are legit gripes with Goodell, but there was documentation from your own organization of a bounty scheme, err “pay for performance” plan that included “cartoffs”. there is audio from the NFC championship by a player on your team that expected to be paid from said cartoff of Brett Favre.

    Listen, I’m a Giants fan and we have taken our slings an arrows over Josh Brown and deservedly so. The key is to own it, not blame the messenger but take responsibility when you screw up. People understand when you make errors in judgment. Do I think that most of the players meant any harm? No, but when you incentivise things like cartoffs, you open the door for things like late hits and that what you saw in that game on Favre.

  6. I have not seen a single instance of phony or greedy in his career. Say what you will about the Saints or Sean Payton, but Drew is a class act. Offers to re-structure his contract to retain key players. Gives back to New Orleans, Purdue, and the Austin community. Vocally stood up against NFL ownership during the most recent CBA bargaining on behalf of lesser paid players… The list goes on and on.

  7. Brees is a class act. I see him staying in NO which his popularity and personal efforts helped rebuild the city following Katrina. He can literally do anything he wants. He is a damn solid guy.

  8. nard100 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 12:57 PM
    The whole Goodell jabs are growing tiresome from anyone in this organization.
    Listen, I’m a Giants fan and we have taken our slings an arrows over Josh Brown and deservedly so. The key is to own it, not blame the messenger but take responsibility when you screw up. People understand when you make errors in judgment.

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    You do realize that whenever someone says goodell and the league office plays favorites it’s your owners name that comes up first, right?

  9. Think of how many rings he could’ve had if he would’ve renegotiated his contract(s). He wipes his behind with $100 bills while going 7-9 every year and racking up 5K yard passing seasons to pad his HOF stats. And I like Drew Brees btw.

  10. Listen, I’m a Giants fan
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    And your kicker got 1 game suspension for beating up his wife at the Pro Bowl. Even though the NEW rule they created after Ray Rice fiasco was “6 games no exceptions.”
    The rest of us missed the fine print (Except for Giants players)

  11. I’m a Falcons fan who strongly admires Brees. He’s a good person. The NFL needs someone with his discernment and integrity in discipline cases. Brees for commissioner!! 👍

  12. He is smart. He already owns a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop.
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    He owns a few Jimmy John’s sandwich shops and also owns a few Dunkin Donuts shops in south Louisiana as well. He is also a major partner in the Walk on’s sports bar chain.

    As a resident of NOLA I can say that Brees and his wife are beloved by everyone in this state. He is a total class act and has done so incredibly much for this community. Having encountered him a couple of times around town he is genuine and gracious with his time and never turns down an autograph request from a fan. He has been a blessing for this city.

  13. @nard100

    Stop it with the bounty talk already cause when Vilma took Roger G. to court he WON and was reinstated. And if there were all kinds of bounties that year, why were the New Orleans Saints the 4th least penalized team that year ?

    And as for Favre, its football not tennis. People are going to get hit in the NFL. Maybe Favre and the Vikings shouldn’t have turned the ball over 6 times.

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