It finally happened.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints has announced his retirement. And so it begins.
While everyone was trying to gather their thoughts and willpower on a Sunday afternoon after losing an hour of sleep the night before due to Daylight Saving Time, Drew Brees decided to drop a bomb on the Who Dat Nation and announce his retirement.
Fans, former teammates, and long-time rivals all took to Twitter to share their reactions to the inevitable news of Drew Brees riding off into the sunset. Here are some of the best reactions from #SaintsTwitter as fans, media, and players react to the now-former Saints quarterback breaking the news:
You came to us at our lowest point.— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) March 14, 2021
You led us to our highest.
You represented our state, city, and team with incredible professionalism, class, and toughness.
We are forever grateful for the immeasurable impact you and your family had on this city. #ThankYouDrew pic.twitter.com/HljWp4NG2K
A weird sign of synergy:— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) March 14, 2021
Drew Brees and Philip Rivers could enter the Hall of Fame together.
I’m glad I have very little left to say...It was an honor. It was a privilege. I didn’t take it for granted, and I’m thankful for every minute I got to spend with him. Above all, @drewbrees is an All-pro person... honestly, that’s all that matters. Congrats buddy.— Zach Strief (@ZachStrief) March 14, 2021
Dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!! Greatest Q B 1 Ever to touch the statline!!!!!! Dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! #1 pic.twitter.com/4HIW2xGhK0— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) March 14, 2021
More Drew Brees appreciation from players: pic.twitter.com/1w5R0ybV9S— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) March 14, 2021
Congratulations on an outstanding football career. We’re proud to have you in our Boilermaker family!— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) March 14, 2021
Enjoy your time with Brittany, Rylen, Bowen, Baylen and Callen.#BoilerUp / #ThankYouDrew pic.twitter.com/PAGvDZhoaT
Me yelling “Kill, Kill” at my tv next year during games since no one is there to do it. pic.twitter.com/U2hLrcB8Gx— erin (@erinh1110) March 14, 2021
Saints playoff games won:— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) March 14, 2021
Before Drew Brees: 1 in 39 seasons
With Drew Brees: 9 in 15 seasons pic.twitter.com/fCidznq9mK
I’m not good enough with words to articulate what Drew Brees means to me, my Saints family, New Orleans and more. What a privilege as a Saints fan to enjoy his greatness for 15 years. Eternally grateful.— Andrew Juge (@AndrewJuge) March 14, 2021
Full statements in response to Drew Brees' retirements from Saints owner Gayle Benson, president Dennis Lauscha, general manager Mickey Loomis, and coach Sean Payton: pic.twitter.com/P5iggK4TMC— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) March 14, 2021
Congrats to @drewbrees on an amazing career. It was an honor to play with you! One of the fiercest competitors I know.— Nathan “STUPLYFE” Stupar (@thenastynate54) March 14, 2021
Thank-you for everything, Drew.— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) March 14, 2021
Happy retirement Drew Brees!— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 14, 2021
• 20 seasons
• 13x Pro Bowl
• 2x offensive player of the year
• Super Bowl Champ
• Super Bowl MVP
• 2nd all-time in pass TDs
• 1st all-time in completions@SaintsCSC pic.twitter.com/VpwZiii741
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