TMZ- Drew Brees is getting some HUGE support for his possible political career -- with one of Louisiana's most powerful politicians offering to chair Drew's campaign in the state.
We spoke with U.S. House of Representatives member Dr. Ralph Abraham -- who's been serving the 5th district of Louisiana since 2015 -- and he LOVES that Drew is considering a career in Washington after his playing days are over.
"Drew Brees led the Saints to a Super Bowl win; he can lead our nation to prosperity," Abraham told TMZ Sports in a statement.
"I’ll even chair his campaign in the 24 parishes I represent."
He added, "In all seriousness, I don’t know what Drew’s politics are, but it doesn’t matter. He’s demonstrated incredible character and class in New Orleans, and the world of politics could use a lot more folks like that."
Perfect! A beloved ambassador to New Orleans and an absolute Godsend to Saints' fans - who had very little to remember fondly before he came along - potentially venturing into the political realm post retirement? What could possibly go wrong!?! It's not like throwing on a stiff suit, overly primed dress shoes, and an appropriately colored tie has ever turned an endearing public figure into a polarizing lightning rod before. I bet making him pick a side and speak definitively on important societal issues that have multiple moving parts will do wonders for his already stellar reputation. If there's one thing I know about politics it's that all it takes is one good man who would be the first of his kind (in this case, a former pro football player) to come along and change everyone's perception of them for the better. I can't hardly wait to get Drew Brees' name on that ballet so that there will no longer be divide as to how people view him professionally!
In all seriousness, I think I speak for the entire city of New Orleans by telling Ralph Abraham "thanks, but no thanks". I honestly don't care if Drew Brees' body has given out on him in four years and he makes the best man for a job that will more than likely be fucked six ways to Sunday by 2020, because I don't want to be put in a position where I ever have to disagree with him. More accurately, I don't want to be put in a position where I have to go around waving obnoxious signs at rallies while blindly defending everything he supports. Make no mistake, if Drew steps out of pocket and runs for office then I will be blocking downfield every step of the way. Literally the last thing I want to do is become invested in the type of nauseating banter I have been avoiding at family gatherings since I became old enough to realize it turns grown men into completely irrational infants. So what do you say? Can we maybe stop filling a future Hall Of Famer's head with bureaucratic dreams and let him focus on turning 'Jimmy Johns' into something that's lightly more edible than 'Subway' when he eventually hangs up his cleats?