Drew Brees Walking Home, Pads In Hand, With Fans After Practice Is Sooo 'New Orleans' I Can't Even Stand It
NOLA- After the New Orleans Saints completed their practice Friday at Yulman Stadium, quarterback Drew Brees stuck around to sign autographs and snap selfies with fans.
And when he was done, he picked up his gear and walked to his Uptown home.
That's Drew Brees. Just a regular guy walking home from work.
This day and age you really got to wonder if Drew Brees has a skeleton or two in his closet. Seriously, how could one man be so perfect? Do you see that picture? It's like straight-out of 'Friday Night Lights'. It's like the feel good, fade to black moment of every sports movie ever fucking made except you couldn't possibly script a better representative for the New Orleans Saints than Drew Brees. You couldn't even dream up a better ambassador for a franchise and a city. He's like the quarterback version of what JJ Watt is when cameras are around, except he's like that all the damn time. Most fans are constantly crossing their fingers that their favorite athletes don't do something stupid. Meanwhile, Drew Brees is walking home in the dark with fans like he's just got finished playing pickup ball in the park with his friends. It's not even fair. He's setting the bar so high for professional athletes that they'll need an Anthony Davis type vertical to even get within a finger's length. Hey Drew, calm down bro, one day, hopefully in the distant future, there's going to be a new quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and if he has any chance of living up your ridiculously high standards he'll have to descend from heaven. I made fun of Frank Gore for referring to Andrew Luck as a "football God", but I'll be damned if Drew Brees' actions, on and off the field, don't border on the supernatural.
Think about this. A decade ago New Orleans was under water. The owner was on the verge of uprooting the franchise. The starting quarterback, at the time, was months away from verbally trivializing the struggles caused by one of the world's biggest natural and man-made disasters. Ten short years later and their starting quarterback, who wasn't even part of the franchise during Hurricane Katrina, is thanking every one and their mother for their support. Just casually intermingling with his fans as they strut through the, now semi-restored, streets of New Orleans. It's crazy how much New Orleans, the Saints and Drew Brees needed each other, and it's unbelievable to see how airtight that bond has become. No party would have reached the level of success that they have without one another, and it's a blessing to see how much they appreciate each other for that. It's impossible to be less than optimistic going into a football season when you have the best fans in the world, from the best city in the world, with a quarterback that, to put it simply, just gets it. Drew Brees taking a nighttime stroll with his fans is an adorable snapshot, but it's really symbolic of so much more.