2021

03.20.21 Thanks for the memories Drew Brees!

To my late husband Roy and me, Drew Brees was the best New Orleans Saint’s quarterback ever. Words cannot express what his arrival and his presence did for the City of New Orleans and all the cities around after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. Nothing was “normal” after that and his arrival brought the biggest boost of hope and excitement that we all needed. What he has done for our area in the years following made us proud and happy once again!

I personally cried when his retirement was announced. We all could see it coming which did help prepare us. But the reality of our #9 not leading the team out of the tunnel for Saints games will, I am sure, hit us once again when it happens for real. We’ve seen his injuries that affected his playing but an 80 percent Drew Brees is way better than most all 100 percent quarterbacks.
I realized as I read this through one final time that I didn’t mention Drew Brees leading us to a Superbowl Championship. There was so much more to him than that amazing achievement but thanks for that amazing season and game. I’ve never been prouder of him and our Saints. I would have loved to see him get us back there one more time but I am happy to have gotten to witness many years of him being our quarterback.
You’ve made us proud to call you our Saints quarterback. Thank you for the memories, Drew Brees!
Here is Drew’s retirement announcement:

“After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I retire from the game of football. Each day, I poured my heart & soul into being your Quarterback. ‘Til the very end, I exhausted myself to give everything I had to the Saints organization, my team, and the great city of New Orleans,” the athlete wrote. “We shared some amazing moments together, many of which are emblazoned in our hearts and minds and will forever be a part of us. You have molded me, strengthened me, inspired me, and given me a lifetime of memories.”

“My goal for the last 15 years was striving to give to you everything you had given to me and more. I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans. This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now, my real life‘s work begins!”

His wife, Brittany, shared this and more. I just thought that ya’ll should know all the injuries that he played with this year and she stated it well.

“I am so proud of you and the man you are,” she wrote via Instagram in January. “The fact that you played this entire year with a torn rotator cuff, torn fascia in your foot, … then later 11 broken ribs [and] a collapsed lung … yet did not complain once makes me think I should not have taken the epidural while giving birth to the kids.”

Not only was he a Hall of Fame caliber quarterback he is a Christian who publically loved and served the Lord. Everyone thinks their quarterback is the best but the following are why I feel Drew Brees tops them all.
Drew and Brittany Brees have personally committed $5 million to the State of Louisiana for relief efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our local CBS station shared this:

March 14, 2006: Drew and Brittany Brees announce Drew has signed with the Saints ⚜️

March 14, 2021: Brees’ children announce their dad has retired from the NFL 🏈

You came to us at our lowest point.

You led us to our highest.

You represented our state, city, and team with incredible professionalism, class, and toughness.

We are forever grateful for the immeasurable impact you and your family had on our organization and community.

𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝗦𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁

The Brees family from the time he joined our Saints to his retirement. In true Brees family style their children announced Drew’s retirement.

Messages from some of the players who knew him best.

Gayle Benson, Saints team owner

The amazing duo of Saints Coach Sean Payton and Quarterback Drew Brees is one ranked up at the top.

Those of us from the New Orleans area know everything I shared here. I wrote this blog hoping to share with others what Drew Brees really means to us. He’s already signed a deal with Sunday Night Football to be an announcer and I can’t wait to see him excel in yet another area of football.

This next video is new.

https://m.facebook.com/neworleanssaints/videos/381292419832943/

Thank you Drew for what you have meant to my family for so many years.

I saved what I think is the best for last. Drew’s children, Baylen, 12, Bowen, 10, Callen, 8, and Rylen, 6, announcing his retirement.

DREW BREES’ CHILDREN ANNOUNCE HIS RETIREMENT

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