“It became harder to do things,” Former Saints QB Drew Brees BLAMES 2005 shoulder injury for not having prolonged NFL career


“It became harder to do things,” Former Saints QB Drew Brees BLAMES 2005 shoulder injury for not having prolonged NFL career

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made a shocking revelation regarding his early retirement from the NFL in 2021. He played his final career game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to end an exceptional 20-year-long career.

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However, Brees felt that he could have prolonged his career even further if it was not for a shoulder injury that he suffered in 2005. The quarterback identified that the injury made it extremely difficult for him to pull off plays towards the end of his career.

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Drew Brees wanted to emulate Tom Brady and play on till the age of 45

Drew Brees
Drew Brees

Drew Brees suffered a dislocated shoulder injury in the January of 2006 and underwent surgery to get over it. These types of injuries generally take a toll on the body with age and it wasn’t different for the former Chargers quarterback.

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It was clear that Drew Brees wanted to have a prolonged career, something of the sort that Tom Brady has managed to do, as he continues to do. The 43-year-old quarterback revealed how difficult it became for him to continue playing and he eventually had to call time on his career.

Tom Brady and Drew Brees
Tom Brady and Drew Brees

“If my arm wasn’t put together with 13 anchors, I’d play until I was 45,” Drew Brees said. “And here’s Tom doing it because it takes a lot of commitment and sacrifice and not everybody could do it.”

“It became a great struggle to be healthy enough to go out there and really perform at the highest level just with the limitations that I had,” Brees said in his interview with the Associated Press. “I could dice you up inside of 40 yards all day long. But it became harder and harder to do things downfield.”

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