Former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington gave his thoughts on retired quarterback Drew Brees’ new career in broadcasting and his commentary wasn’t pretty!
The 20- season New Orleans Saints veteran announced his retirement last year and it wasn’t long before he was adopted by the NBC community as an analyst during Sunday Night Football. Despite his success as a Hall of Famer athlete and a Super Bowl winner, his experience behind the camera has been a bit different.
After only a year with the broadcasting company, Brees announced that his future with NBC remains unknown. Taking to Twitter, he stirred the pot when he alluded to a possible return to the NFL. “Despite speculation from media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided,” he wrote.
“I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids, or all of the above. I’ll let you know.”
Following this proclamation, speculation began to grow and even sparked the interest of New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen. Giving his thoughts, Allen shared, “I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven’t had any conversations in that regard. I don’t really want to live in those hypothetical worlds right now.”
LaVar Arrington dishes intense roast to Drew Brees
As rumors continue to circle about what comes next for Brees, ex-NFL player LaVar Arrington felt it was necessary to weigh in on the matter and give an honest opinion about the retired quarterback.
“He’s just not as popular as he thinks he is,” Arrington stated during an episode of his show “2 Pros and a Cup of Joe,” which he co-hosts with retired quarterback, Brady Quinn. “He’s not as loved as he thinks he is and he acts out when it doesn’t go the way he would like for it go. He’s reaching out and he’s crying out for attention.”
Quinn also had comments to add to the discussion. Taking note that Brees is essentially floating around between gigs, uncertain of his career in broadcasting and unlikely to return to the NFL, his future looks bleak. Quinn explained, “He’s not really wanted by NBC, he’s not really wanted by the Saints. Maybe he will end up with Fox, but that’s a tough pill to swallow if you’re a first-ballot Hall of Famer.”
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