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Is Drew Brees willing to tackle the big issues facing the NFL in new role with NBC Sports?

Maybe there wasn’t a specific moment that inspired NBC Sports suits to hire Drew Brees. Outside of expressing himself on Bountygate, criticizing Roger Goodell and commenting on players kneeling for the national anthem, the former Saints quarterback has kept his comments on the safe side during his 20 NFL seasons.

Unless he wants to tank on TV, Brees won’t be able to shift into vanilla. Nor can he take a rigid X’s and O’s approach if he has designs on winning over the unwashed masses.

Nonetheless, Brees a recent gritty superstar quarterback, is a charitable, community-minded gentleman; a family man, winner and an above average communicator.