Drew Brees joined the Dan Patrick Show to talk about his transition as an NFL Analyst, the quarterback situation in New Orleans, playing through injury, and retirement.
"Former quarterback. That's weird," said the tongue-in-cheek talk show host Dan Patrick. Brees countered by saying, "I actually think the transition is pretty natural. I had the chance to play 20 years right quarterback in the National Football League. Never my wildest dreams, so I think I've had that opportunity certainly opportunity to play that long, but you basically go from the way that you prepare for a game and then actually go out and execute that plan as a quarterback. And you've now transitioned into a position where you're basically doing the same thing, but you're just instead of actually doing it you're just you're talking about it, you're describing it."
ON THE SAINTS QB COMPETITION
Patrick invited Drew to answer his first and perhaps the most challenging question as a new football analyst.
"Who should be the starter at quarterback for the Saints?" Drew uncomfortably chuckled and responded like a skilled politician than a former NFL player.
"I think both those guys do have some unique skill sets. I'd say obviously Jameis and Taysom are different styles of quarterback. And whatever all offenses run, I think, you know, just like you would do for any quarterback you. You make the adjustments within the framework of the offense to fit the skillset that you're dealing with," replied Brees.
"I would never let you get by if I was on Football Night in America with that answer," chided Patrick.
Bree quickly retorted, "I really like both those guys. I think they both have the ability to be really good NFL quarterbacks. And, so then, it's just a matter of they just happen to be in the same place right now, so we'll see how it plays out."
More nuggets from Brees on the Dan Patrick Show:
ON JAMEIS WINSTON
Patrick: Did you realize the impact you had on Jameis, because he got really emotional when he was asked about being there in New Orleans with you.
Brees: Yeah, you know that was humbling. We had a great QB room.
WHAT DID HE TAKE WITH HIM
Patrick: What did you keep from your last game? What did I keep in uniform, everything?
Brees: Memories. The memories of my kids on the field after the game probably was the most significant part of that.
Patrick: How many broken ribs did you have and have they all healed now?
Brees: Yeah. I had 11. Eight on the left side and three on the right. But I didn't even know you had that many ribs.
Brees is on his media tour and appears to be excited about his role with NBC. Still, one has to imagine what could've been watching Drew Brees hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in New Orleans.