Should Drew Brees Get Another Shot at Broadcasting? Joe Buck Claims the Legendary QB ‘Got a Raw Deal’

Drew Brees had a short-lived tenure at NBC Sports as a broadcaster following his retirement from the NFL, and Joe Buck thinks he deserves another shot.

Drew Brees’ broadcasting career was short-lived, as the legendary quarterback was with NBC Sports for just one year after retiring from the NFL.

Despite the brevity of his tenure, at least one broadcasting legend believes Brees got a raw deal and would love to see him in the booth giving it a go once again.

Joe Buck Hopes To See Drew Brees Calling Games Again

Joe Buck went on The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch’s podcast “Sports Media” to discuss various topics within the business, including Brees, who the Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer hopes to see get another chance to call games.

“I think Drew Brees got a raw deal,” Buck said. “And if there’s anybody who was ever created in a computer to be a top analyst at a network, I think it’s Drew Brees, and I would love to see him get another chance at that.

“He got one game, and he was working with a new crew and a new play-by-play guy, and everybody expects brilliance. You make one comment, and it gets its own life on social media. It’s just ridiculous.”

The time Buck is talking about was when Brees worked for NBC during the 2021 season as a color commentator for Notre Dame games and as a studio analyst for Sunday Night Football.

NBC and Brees decided to mutually part ways shortly after that season with the feeling that the network was dissatisfied with his playoff-calling performance, while Brees stated that he left for family reasons.

The consensus was that it didn’t go great the first time around. However, if it was up to Buck, he would like to see Brees give it another go, this time with a little more leniency when it comes to patience and expectations for the former QB.

Where Could Brees Land If He Returned?

The world of broadcasting is a tough one right now. With Greg Olsen getting demoted at Fox Sports for Tom Brady following an excellent season on the microphone, a lot can change with very little guaranteed to the talent these days.

If Brees is interested in returning to television, his options are fairly limited, to say the least.

At the moment, there are no openings for color commentating roles in any of the networks’ broadcast booths. While Brees gained far more experience in the pre/post-game studio than in the booth, the NFL’s broadcast partners have already made big changes to most of these shows.

ESPN has already signed Jason Kelce to replace Robert Griffin III on Monday Night Countdown, and CBS has made changes to The NFL Today for this upcoming season, with Matt Ryan now joining James Brown, Nate Burleson, Bill Cowher, and JJ Watt.

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FOX Sports and Amazon, however, don’t appear in a rush to make any changes to their pre/post-game shows anytime soon.

For Brees, if he wants to pursue a career as an NFL analyst on television again, it appears he’ll have to wait until 2025 at the earliest.

What Is Brees Doing Now?

Brees has always been a family man, so while he has many endeavors that he spends his time on, it all begins with being a devoted father and husband. Beyond his family life, Brees has spent his time writing a book and owning various restaurants and markets, including Dunkin’ and Everbowl fast-casual superfood stores.

Brees has also spent a great deal of time on his charity, “Brees Dream Foundation,” which has raised over $50 million for cancer patients and their families since 2003.

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The former quarterback has also tried his hand at real estate and comes to his alma mater to help the football team out when he can.

Brees has been staying busy during his career, and while he looks like his hands may be full at this time, could he make a comeback in the broadcasting world? Time will tell if an opportunity emerges for him — if he’s even interested.

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