Last fall, Drew Brees was still the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. This fall, he’s in the broadcast booth for NBC.
Brees joined Mike Tirico in the booth for Saturday afternoon’s Notre Dame game against Toledo.
Just two days earlier, the NFL legend was in Tampa Bay to break down the Buccaneers-Cowboys game.
Talk about a busy schedule.
Drew Brees in the booth for the Notre Dame game 🎙☘️ pic.twitter.com/msKyyKlFpR
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 11, 2021
Many thought Brees was a natural and appeared well prepared for the Notre Dame game on Saturday.
Fighting Irish fans praised the former NFL quarterback for his analysis and commentary.
“Toledo/Notre Dame the game of the day so far,” one fan said on Twitter. “The Irish escape with two narrow wins to begin the season. On a side note, solid broadcast booth color analyst debut by Drew Brees in that game.”
Others weren’t as impressed.
Brees made a few too many generic comments surrounding the Notre Dame-Toledo showdown.
“Drew Brees: ‘Notre Dame just blew this game wide open.’ They lead by 8 with 10 mins to go,” said another fan.
Take a look at what others had to say about Brees’ performance in the college football broadcast booth on Saturday. Reviews are mixed.
Drew Brees may be a veteran QB, but he’s showing his inexperience as an announcer. When @NDFootball scored TD to go up 8, he proclaims the Irish “have blown this game wide open!” Really? It’s a one-score game. And now @ToledoFB is inside Notre Dame’s 10-yard line.
— Jim Donaldson (@JimDonaldsonJr) September 11, 2021
Drew Brees is fantastic as the analyst for this Notre Dame game. Get a lot of insight on every play
— Ed Isaacson (@EdKMGSports) September 11, 2021
drew brees, while insightful, might wind up the least controversial broadcaster ever? which makes him perfect for a regular Notre Dame Peacock broadcast I suppose
— TOM MARTIN (@LetItFlyTom) September 11, 2021
@drewbrees great job today on the Notre Dame game. Look forward to watching you the rest of the year. Congrats.
— Kris (@gpbraves10) September 11, 2021
I’m guessing Notre Dame put this game on Peacock so very few people would hear how terrible Drew Brees is at color.
— INTalksSports (@INTalksSports) September 11, 2021
The good news for Drew Brees is that this is just the beginning. He’s off to a pretty good start, wouldn’t you say?
The former Saints quarterback will be a focal point of NBC’s NFL and college football coverage in coming months.
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