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NFL World Reacts To Drew Brees' Sunday Night Performance

Drew and Brittany Brees pose together.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 03: Brittany Brees and NFL Player Drew Brees attend the NFL Honors at University of Minnesota on February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees made his debut on NBC's Sunday Night Football last night.

Brees, who retired from the NFL following the 2020 season, is joining NBC as a broadcaster. He's expected by many to eventually take over the analyst job on Sunday Night Football. Last night, he joined Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in the broadcast booth for parts of the Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns game.

The former quarterback was one of two notable figures making their Sunday Night Football debut.

Brees was praised for his performance inside of the booth on Sunday night. He had specific praise for Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Brees had a special message for the city of New Orleans during the game, as well. New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana is currently getting hit by Hurricane Ida.

Brees was asked some "hard ball" questions by Michaels, as well. He was asked if he would consider returning to the NFL if a contending team called him late in the season.

That was not a hard no...

Regardless, it was fun to see Brees in the broadcasting booth on Sunday night. It remains to be seen if he will stay there all season, though...