New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees signs with NBC Sports over ESPN

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 08: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates during the first half against the Washinton Redskins at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 8, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has chosen NBC Sports, instead of ESPN, to begin his broadcasting career after he finishes playing in the black and gold.

“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.

Brees will reportedly be groomed as a potential replacement for current Sunday Night Football game analyst Cris Collinsworth. NBC currently has a plan to replace Collinsworth’s fellow commentator Al Michaels with Mike Tirico, following the 2022 Super Bowl.

The 19-year-NFL veteran will begin his broadcasting career as a game analyst for Notre Dame football and a studio analyst on “Football Night in America.”

The 41-year-old quarterback signed a two-year, $50 million deal with the Saints this off-season.

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