Drew Bree reportedly considering joining another major network amid reports of his undecided future with NBC Sports.
Andre Marchand of the New York Post reports Brees “is a possibility for FOX Sports in second place” among game analysts.
“If Brees wants to have a great broadcast career in the NFL, this will probably be her best — maybe last — chance to do so,” Marchand tweeted. “FOX won’t break the bank for him, but the opportunity will be there.”
FOX Sports Reportedly has a deal in place to make the former NFL tight end Greg Olson the senior analyst alongside the play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt for the next Super Bowl, despite Tom Brady have record deal in place to serve as lead analyst ‘immediately after his playing career’, sources say Andre Marchand of the New York Post Thursday (May 19).
The decision likely means Olsen – who joined FOX Sports upon his retirement from the NFL in 2021 – will serve as FOX Sports‘ lead analyst for the 2022 season and become a major target for acquisition as a lead analyst for other networks in the future.
Earlier this week, Brees hinted at a possible NFL comeback amid reports he made to NBC Sports after just one season.
“Despite media speculation about my future this fall, I am currently undecided,” Brees shared on his verified account. Twitter account Sunday (May 15). “I can work for NBC, I can play football again, I can focus on business and philanthropy, I can practice for the pickleball tour, the senior golf tour, coach my kids, or all of the above. I’ll keep you up-to-date.
Additionally, Brees shared a instagram post Sunday teasing a potential NFL comeback after his former team, the New Orleans Saints, recently signed Louisiana natives and former LSU stars Jarvis Landry and Tyrant Matthew.
Brees’ initial tweet came a few hours later Merchant reported that the former Super Bowl MVP would not return NBC as a studio and game analyst, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Brees announced his decision to join the NBC Sports team during an exclusive interview on the TODAY Show in March.
“I’m part of the team now, a new team,” Brees said. “I’m delighted with this trip. I’m delighted to remain very closely linked to football, it’s been such an important part of my life. I continue to be able to talk about it, show a passion for it, and be able to take my children there- down too, and let them be part of those special moments.”
Brees announced his retirement in March 2021 after 20 seasons in the NFL, including 15 with the Saints, leading the franchise to its only Super Bowl victory in 2009 and rallying the city in its post-Hurricane Katrina revival. The former second-round draft pick ends his playing career as the NFL’s all-time leader in career passing yards (80,358) and ranks second in touchdown passes (571) and the percentage of completion (67.7%).
Brees’ former replacement, James Winstonre-signed to a two-year, $28 million contract with $21 million guaranteed this offseason, NFL Networkit is Ian Rapoport reported at the time of the transaction.
Winston’s first season as the Saints’ primary starting quarterback was derailed by injury, after suffering a torn ACL – as well as MCL damage – in New Orleans’ 36-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8.
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