A teary-eyed Drew Brees appeared on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday (Oct. 10) and wiped away a tear after the New Orleans Saints quarterback talked about what he told his three young sons on the sideline after becoming the career leader in passing yards.
Brees wore a microphone Monday when he became the career leader in passing yards with a long touchdown pass against Washington. After the touchdown, he went to the sideline and embraced his three sons.
“I love you guys so much,” he told them. “You can accomplish anything in life if you’re willing to work for it.”
“Today” showed a video clip of that moment and asked Brees why he chose that moment to tell his children those words.
“That’s just what came to my heart,” he said. “That’s honestly what I whisper in their ear every night before they go to bed. I want them to approach life with a great sense of gratitude and humility and respect for others and just let them know they can accomplish anything in life their willing to work for. That’s the truth.”
Asked also about his late mother and grandfather, whom he referenced Monday during his postgame interview, Brees said he thought about them as he walked onto the field before the game.
“I envisioned them watching down over me,” Brees said. “I know they do every day, as they do (for) my kids. That really puts me at peace.”
Brees then wiped away a tear from beneath his right eye, as shown in this video clip.
Has @drewbrees started to think about a career after the @NFL? pic.twitter.com/LxuAsYSKQm
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 10, 2018
Today posted the full interview on its website but removed the video clip of him with his boys during the game. The NFL restricts the usage of in-game video to other sites. See the NFL.com clip here.
#SAINTSNEWS #SAINTS #NOLA