Drew Brees Leaving NBC Sports
Legendary New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is stepping away from his broadcast and analyst duties with NBC Sports after just one year, NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua told The Associated Press (h/t ESPN).
Brees served as an NFL analyst and was also part of the network’s coverage of Notre Dame college football.
Brees signed a multiyear contract with NBC in 2020 prior to ending his 20-year NFL career.
“The unbelievable busyness of an NFL career and then really not taking a break at all and launching right in with us with both Notre Dame football and the NFL, it was certainly an around-the-clock assignment,” Bevacqua said. “This was definitely a lifestyle choice for him, which is totally understandable.”
Brees seemed slated to succeed Cris Collinsworth as the analyst on ‘Sunday Night Football’, but Collinsworth will be remaining in the role.
“It was a new role, and everyone has a learning curve. I think he did an unbelievable job with Notre Dame and improved every week,” Bevacqua said. “He was always unbelievably prepared, curious about how things were handled and the work that went into it.”