Saints Quarterback Drew Brees' announcement Sunday that he's retiring after 20 years in the NFL wasn't exactly a shocker; most had predicted it was coming.
But that doesn't mean there wasn't a lot of reaction, from fans, journalists, the league and his on-field rivals.
Here's a heartfelt thank you from Advocate columnist Rod Walker:
Thank you, Drew. 🤗— Acadiana Advocate (@theadvocateaca) March 14, 2021
Columnist Rod Walker pens a thank you letter every member of the Who Dat Nation would surely sign in honor of Brees and his 15 years of blood, sweat, tears and everything else.https://t.co/zsOs52A7BG
The NFL called him one of the best to ever play the game:
Here's the farewell video posted by the team.
Saints' owner Gayle Benson posted this:
The Governor thanked Brees for the memories:
Peyton's a very busy man, so the Broncos posted a re-run:
Rivals also had something say: