One of the major storylines of the NFL offseason so far has been the retirement of quarterback Drew Brees. Brees led the New Orleans Saints to nine playoff appearances in 15 seasons and helped bring home the team's first and currently only Super Bowl championship in 2009.
Brees' last year was a bit of a roller coaster as he dealt with injuries throughout the 2020 season. The veteran signal-caller notably missed four games due to a nasty injury to his ribs. However, he looked back on that time with a positive attitude and even recently joked about the matter.
It seems like Brees had about the same reaction a lot of people did when the news came out reporting he had 11 broken ribs as well as a collapsed lung. While that number may appear to be a bit high, humans have 12 pairs of ribs, which comes out to a grand total of 24.
It's great to see Brees laugh about what was most certainly a tough injury to battle. Brees was able to return to the field in week 15 and help lead the Saints to the playoffs once again. The team eventually fell to the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional Round by a score of 30-20.
In the end, this comment just solidifies exactly who Drew Brees is. He has always had a smile on his face and was the ultimate teammate both on and off the football field. The projected Hall of Famer will go down as a legend in the NFL and be celebrated for years to come.
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