“After 15 years on the Saints and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally going to retire… SO HE CAN SPEND MORE TIME WITH US! YAY!!!”
In Drew Brees’s Instagram post, his kids got pumped, and he wrote some legendary words showing what it means to be a servant and a leader.
“After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I retire from the game of football. Each day, I poured my heart & soul into being your Quarterback. Til the very end, I exhausted myself to give everything I had to the Saints organization, my team, and the great city of New Orleans. We shared some amazing moments together, many of which are emblazoned in our hearts and minds and will forever be a part of us. You have molded me, strengthened me, inspired me, and given me a lifetime of memories. My goal for the last 15 years was striving to give to you everything you had given to me and more.”
Then the 42-year-old Christian quarterback added a line tinged with wisdom and perspective.
“I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans. This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now my real life‘s work begins!”
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