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Drew Brees joins NBC Sports

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Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:50 pm

Super Bowl XLIV MVP to serve as studio analyst for ‘Football Night in America,’ game analyst for Notre Dame football

Brees will also work on NBC Sports’ biggest events, including Olympics & Super Bowl LVI

Drew Brees, one of the greatest players in NFL history, is joining NBC Sports as a studio analyst for “Football Night in America” and as a game analyst for its coverage of Notre Dame football. Brees will also work on many of NBC Sports’ biggest events, including the Olympics and Super Bowl LVI.

The announcement was made Monday morning by Brees on “Today.”

During a 20-year NFL career as quarterback with the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, Brees amassed an unprecedented collection of records, milestones and accolades, both on and off the field. He led the Saints to victory in Super Bowl XLIV and was named the game’s MVP. He was selected to 13 Pro Bowls, won two Offensive Player of the Year awards, is the NFL’s all-time leader with 80,358 career passing yards, ranks second all-time with 571 career passing touchdowns and shattered the league record with a touchdown pass in 54 consecutive games.

Brees has been just as prolific off the field. He and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003, which has contributed more than $45 million to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. In 2006, Brees won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, one of the league’s highest honors that recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field.

“We’re excited to have Drew join our team,” said Pete Bevacqua, chairman, NBC Sports Group. “We know that Drew will apply the same work ethic and continuously positive attitude to everything he touches at NBC Sports and we know, as his new teammates, he’ll make us better.”

Brees told Hoda Kotb: “I’m part of the (NBC Sports) team now, a new team. I’m excited about that journey. I’m excited to stay very closely connected with the game of football. It’s been such an important part of my life. I can continue to talk about it and show a passion for it.”

Prior to his NFL career, Brees played quarterback at Purdue University. He was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top collegiate player in 2000, and led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl appearance that same season.

Following are some of Brees’ major NFL records and milestones:

80,358

Career passing yards

First all-time

7,142

Career pass completions

First all-time

471

Single Season pass completions*, 2016

First all-time

342.3

Single Season passing yards per game**, 2011

First all-time

74.4

Single Season completion percentage*, 2018

First all-time

54

Consecutive games with a touchdown pass

First all-time

10,551

Career pass attempts

Second all-time

5,476

Single Season passing yards, 2011

Second all-time

571

Career passing touchdowns

Second all-time

280.0

Career passing yards per game

Second all-time

67.7

Career completion percentage

Second all-time

*Also owns second- and third-best

**Tied

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