New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees will make the transition into the broadcast booth.
According to The New York Post, Brees, 41, reached a deal with NBC Sports. It will make him a new face of the network’s NFL telecasts after his playing career is over.
“Like all NFL fans, we look forward to watching Drew continue his Hall of Fame career this fall, and we are confident his post-playing career will be just as successful,” NBC Sports spokesman Greg Hughes said to The Post.
The QB began generating interest from television networks this offseason. Although he announced his return to the Saints in 2020, he drew significant interest from ESPN.
The network hopes to have him take over Monday Night Football which was rejected by Peyton Manning and Tony Romo.
Romo signed a record contract worth $17 million per season with CBS. However, Brees will be groomed as the potential replacement for Cris Collinsworth on “Sunday Night Football”.
NBC already plans for Mike Tirico to take over for broadcaster Al Michaels following the 2022 Super Bowl.
Recently, Saints head coach Sean Payton indicated Brees might retire after this season. This offseason, Brees signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Saints.
However, Brees is expected to begin his television career as a game analyst for Notre Dame’s football games. He also is expected to work as a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America.
ESPN reportedly made Brees an offer around $6 million per year to become its broadcaster. However, NBC reportedly made him a competitive offer, which he agreed to.