Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints were shocked in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday when they were upset by the Minnesota Vikings and knocked out of the postseason.
As has been the norm with the Saints’ losses lately, the game didn’t come without its fair share of controversy, specifically regarding the overtime touchdown by Minnesota that won the game.
While New Orleans fans continue to stew over the perceived mistake (and another against their NBA team, the Pelicans), it appears Brees is moving on and choosing to enjoy his offseason with his family.
On Tuesday, Brees shared multiple photos to Instagram to commemorate the end of the season: one with his teammates, and one of his daughter, Rylen. The latter photo Brees noted that he “could not post” during the season — because the sweet snap is of Rylen studying her father’s call sheet.
Over the past 20 seasons, NFL fans have been treated to the likes of Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers regularly gracing their television screens on any given Sunday.
The talent of such a group of quarterbacks is undeniable, with 10 Super Bowl victories between the quartet, as well as countless NFL records set, broken and set again.
While age may be just a number in some aspects of life, that’s not the case for professional athletes, as much as Tom Brady would like you to think so. Brady, the oldest quarterback in the league, turned 42 earlier in August. Brees is right behind him at age 40, with several other stars including Aaron Rodgers in their late thirties.
The harsh reality is that many of these quarterbacks will be out of the league within a few years – possibly even sooner than anticipated after the retirement of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck at the age of 29.
According to Brees, though, the league will be left in good hands.
Antonio Brown is continuing his battle against the NFL over new rules that prohibit him from using his helmet of choice after a study revealed older equipment that has been deemed unsafe by the league.
Several other high-profile players, including Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, have come out in semi-support of Brown’s movement. Both quarterbacks stated displeasure with having to veer from their preferred gear but have ultimately complied with the NFL’s new guidelines thus far.
Recently, another star signal-caller expressed some distaste for his new helmet – but mostly just because of how it makes him look.