Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts as he runs off the...

Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts as he runs off the field after defeating the Panthers in a game in New Orleans on Oct. 25, 2020. Credit: AP/Butch Dill

Drew Brees will join NBC Sports as a studio and game analyst, Brees announced on Monday morning, less than 24 hours after he retired as the Saints’ quarterback.

For the 2021 season, Brees will work as a studio analyst for "Football Night in America" on Sundays and as a game analyst for NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame football on Saturdays. He also will appear on other major NBC events, including the Olympics this summer and Super Bowl LVI next February.

On NBC’s "Today" show on Monday, Brees said, "I’m part of the [NBC] team now, a new team. I’m excited about that journey. I’m excited to stay very closely connected with the game of football. It’s been such an important part of my life. I can continue to talk about it and show a passion for it."

The Super Bowl-winning quarterback currently is the NFL career leader in passing yards, with 80,358, and is a certain first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer.

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