Reaction to Brees' announcement pours in

Drew Brees
Posted at 6:23 PM, Mar 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-14 19:47:33-04

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees' announcement earlier today 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:

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:

Even Superman had a comment: