It was only a matter of time before it came, Drew Brees would officially be in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame as it was announced on Thursday Afternoon.

QB Drew Brees has been selected by the media selection committee of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame to be inducted in 2024. Meanwhile, public address announcer Doug Moreau of the Saints gameday press box has been awarded the Joe Gemelli "Fleur de Lis" award for his significant contributions to the New Orleans Saints organization.

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Brees, who spent five seasons with the San Diego Chargers before joining the Saints in 2005, rose to prominence as one of the NFL's best quarterbacks and made the team an NFL playoff regular.

After 20 seasons, Drew Brees of course announced his retirement in 2021. Throughout his career with the Saints, he was named a 13-time Pro Bowler, MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and a 2006 First-team All-Pro.  Among his 14 Saints franchise records are career throwing yards (68,010) and touchdowns (491).

“This is a tremendous honor,” Brees said during a Thursday news conference that saw him get emotional at points. “And I am so grateful to everybody here, and forever will be. Once a Saint, always a Saint. I will live and die with the team every Sunday as most of you will.”

The ceremony for Brees has not yet been scheduled, but the Saints will play the Denver Broncos in Week 7 on October 17—a team led by Sean Payton, Brees' former head coach. That will certainly be a date to keep an eye on...

Starting in 2026, Brees will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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This was one of the more interesting quotes from Brees on Thursday as he claimed that If it weren't for an injury in his right throwing shoulder, he might have continued to play in the NFL for several years.

"Honestly, man, if my right arm was still working, I probably would've played another three years," Brees said Thursday. "My body feels great. My body can play, but my right arm can't. Unfortunately, that's what kind of forced me to step away. And it was time, too."

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