Drew Brees is now a co-owner of knowledgeable pickleball staff

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is moving into pickleball. (Chris Graythen/Getty Pictures)

Drew Brees has discovered his subsequent gig.

The longtime New Orleans Saints quarterback and former NBC analyst introduced Thursday that he’s now half proprietor of knowledgeable pickleball staff.

Sure, you learn that proper.

“I am an avid pickleball participant, a fan and a scholar of the sport,” Brees mentioned, by way of Nola.com. “The chance to be part of the Mad Drops PC possession circle is one thing I am very enthusiastic about and I look ahead to serving to increase consciousness of MLP’s unimaginable gamers and competitions, serving to develop the game of pickleball, and selling general fan engagement.”

“As a long-time skilled athlete and competitor, I look ahead to working with the Mad Drops PC staff in our relentless pursuit of profitable many championships within the coming years.”

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It is unclear how a lot Brees purchased in to hitch the possession circle of Mad Drops Pickleball Membership in Austin. Los Angeles Lakers proprietor Jim Buss, Bravo’s Ryan Serhant and entrepreneur Andrew Dodge additionally joined.

Brees’ new staff will possible subsequent compete in Newport Seaside, Calif., on Aug. 5.

Whereas that is definitely an uncommon path for a former quarterback to take after retirement, it should not come as a shock.

First, proudly owning a pickleball staff is not as time-consuming — which implies Brees can nonetheless do different issues. He’s additionally rumored to be in talks to hitch Amazon’s forged on “Thursday Evening Soccer” this fall.

Brees has additionally been open about his curiosity in pickleball and even hinted on the sport’s future earlier this summer season when he denied a report that he was out on NBC.

Whereas it is unclear what Brees will do subsequent in his broadcasting profession, no less than he has a brand new staff to guide — and he appears enthusiastic about it.

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