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Networks continue to pursue Drew Brees even after signing with Saints

Before star quarterback Drew Brees voiced that he would continue his NFL career with the Saints, there was some building chatter that he could consider jumping into the mix as a broadcaster.

Brees has decided to put that postcareer move off for the time being after inking a two-year, $50 million deal to stay with the New Orleans Saints. Despite all that, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post is reporting that ESPN is still in pursuit of the future Hall of Fame quarterback with an offer of about $6.5 million annually.


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Brees won’t get what is now known as “Romo money,” though ESPN is offering closer to the $6.5 million neighborhood that Jon Gruden lived in during his final seasons on MNF, according to sources. That would be nearly twice the average of Romo’s rookie contract, and in the zipcode of the around $7 million Troy Aikman receives from FOX.


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It’s highly unlikely that Brees considers that route even though it remains on the table. That said, it’s clear that ESPN has their sights set on the Saints quarterback once he retires with the hope that he can be part of their broadcast team for Monday Night Football.

Brees has a strong interest in making the transition to broadcasting whenever he decides to retire and will have several networks interested in his services. It may just be a matter of choosing what he believes is the best situation for him. Beyond that, it’s a conversation that will have to be tabled until his steps away from the game.

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