Last week David Kelly pondered the future and what it has in store for Saints quarterback Drew Brees after his NFL playing days are over. Coach, television analyst and even movie star were all discussed as possibilities for career paths but one option was not mentioned: politician.
Reuters spoke with Brees this past weekend about a possible future in politics. Drew didn't shoot it down as an option...
"Definitely, politics fascinates me, I find it very interesting. I guess, when you look at all the issues and certainly in the current economic times, at times you hate to see both parties going at each other like they do.
"You feel at times, man this is counter-productive, why can't we just stick to the issues? Why can't we just work to resolve some of the problems that our country has and the rest of the global economy has and (focus on) ways that we can help?
"I think the fact is that anybody who goes into politics feels like 'I can make a difference'. But it's not one person, you need so many others. I would love to do it, probably at some point, but I'll wait a while."
Mayor! Now that's a good idea. He could run for mayor. Apparently, I'm not the first person to think of this idea...
On Saturday, Brees presented the Vicks NyQuil Most Dedicated Fan Contest award to Saints fan Rion Loisel and his wife Kelly who both commented that the player would sweep to power if he ever ran for mayor of New Orleans.
What do you guys think? Possibility? Kick the idea around and be sure to have fun with some possible campaign platforms or slogans!