Drew Brees on facing Tom Brady in the divisional round: ‘I bet it changed into as soon as inevitable’

Drew Brees and Tom Brady will face-off for the third time this season on Sunday and it would possibly maybe well perhaps be for the accurate to play in the convention championship sport.

The Contemporary Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers knocked off the Washington Football Crew of their wild-card matchups. On Sunday, it would possibly maybe well perhaps be the predominant time two groups will be taking half in every varied in a playoff sport and each and every the beginning quarterbacks are at the least 40 years archaic.

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Brees changed into as soon as asked after the take about facing Brady.

“Yeah, (I) don’t take it as a right. I’m very appreciative of the chance. And hear, the minute that he signed with the Bucs and came in the division, you felt like that changed into as soon as going to be a bunch to take care of, that changed into as soon as going to be a bunch that had playoff aspirations and beyond, accurate like us. So, I bet it changed into as soon as inevitable,” Brees stated.

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Brees changed into as soon as 28-for-39 with 265 passing yards and two touchdown passes in the take over the Bears.

The dilapidated quarterback would possibly maybe maybe well perhaps also very effectively be taking half in the closing games of his NFL occupation. He’s anticipated to retire after the group’s roam throughout the playoffs involves an terminate, ESPN reported earlier this month.

Brees signed a future broadcasting contract with NBC in the spring of ultimate yr and has performed through plenty this season, together with with 11 cracked ribs.

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“They conception that final yr and he stunned them in March by deciding to come again. This time, he is got a signed contract with NBC. This time, he is one other yr older. This time, he is performed throughout the 11 fractured ribs, the punctured lung. It be been an elegant, physical season and I remark most of us peaceful imagine that this is able to be the closing season for Drew Brees in Contemporary Orleans and in the NFL earlier than he turns to the published gross sales space,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated earlier than the Week 17 games kicked off.