Drew Brees is going to NBC once he is finished with the New Orleans Saints. The 41-year-old will be groomed as the potential replacement for Cris Collinsworth. Brees will serve as a Notre Dame game analyst and be on the Football Night in America studio show. NBC spokesman says, “Like all NFL fans, we look forward to watching Drew continue his Hall of Fame career this fall, and we’re confident his post-playing career will be just as successful.”
ESPN had been pursuing Brees in the hopes of moving him to its Monday Night Football booth, however ESPN declined a financial offer from Brees that could have landed him the position. ESPN felt it was too expensive and would rather proceed with a more immediate plan.
The player plans to play the 2020 season after signing a two-year, $50 million contract extension with the Saints last month, so it will be some time until we see Drew on NBC.