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Saints QB Drew Brees Expected to Retire After the Season

The end appears to be coming for Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees.

Reports Sunday stated that Brees is expected to hang up his cleats and retire at year’s end, whenever that may be for the Saints, who have already clinched a playoff spot in the NFC.

ESPN reports that Brees is set to ink a future broadcasting contract with NBC in the spring of last year and has played through a lot this season, including 11 cracked ribs.

“They thought that last year and he surprised them in March by deciding to come back. This time, he’s got a signed contract with NBC. This time, he’s another year older,” Adam Schefter of ESPN said.

“This time, he’s played through the 11 fractured ribs, the punctured lung. It’s been a difficult, physical season and I think most people still believe that this will be the final season for Drew Brees in New Orleans and in the NFL before he turns to the broadcast booth.”

Brees has missed a handful of games this season, and in 11 games he has thrown for 2,741 passing yards and 21 touchdowns.

The quarterback is first all-time with 80,157 career passing yards and second all-time with 568 passing touchdowns.

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