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WATCH: Drew Brees Lets His Kids Announce His Retirement from the NFL

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After a 20 years of playing in the NFL, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced Sunday that he’s decided to retire.

The 42-year-old let his kids make the announcement for him in a video he shared to Instagram.

Sporting their dad’s football jerseys on the couch, Baylen, 12, Bowen, 10, Callen, 8, and Rylen, 6, each had a line in revealing their dad’s big announcement.


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“After 15 years with the Saints, and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally gonna retire,” the three boys said in the video before all four kids joined together to shout, “so he can spend more time with us!”

Along with the video, Brees shared a heartfelt message to his fans and everyone who has supported his career over the last two decades.

“After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I retire from the game of football,” he wrote. “Each day, I poured my heart & soul into being your Quarterback. Til the very end, I exhausted myself to give everything I had to the Saints organization, my team, and the great city of New Orleans. We shared some amazing moments together, many of which are emblazoned in our hearts and minds and will forever be a part of us”

He continued, ”You have molded me, strengthened me, inspired me, and given me a lifetime of memories. My goal for the last 15 years was striving to give to you everything you had given to me and more. I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans. This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now my real life’s work begins!”