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Brees officially retiring from the NFL



Drew Brees in 2015. Photo by Keith Allison - Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0,
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is officially retiring from the NFL after 20 years.

Brees made the official announcement on Sunday in a video on Instagram informing everyone of his decision.

“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,” Brees wrote on social media. “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. 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.”

Brees, who is now 42-years-old, is the NFL’s all-time leading passer with 80,358 yards. He led the Saints to a memorable Super Bowl victory in 2010.




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