In the lead-up to their Divisional Round match, Tom Brady and Drew Brees both mentioned the mutual respect they share for each other from a professional and individual viewpoint.

The special relationship between the 2 veteran quarterbacks was there for all to see on Sunday night, when they shared a peaceful minute away from the video cameras after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints 30-20 in what was in all likelihood the last video game of Brees’ glittering NFL career.

Brady and Brees talked on the field, before the six-time Super Bowl champion hugged both the Saints quarterback and his better half, Brittany. The trio were signed up with on the field of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome by Brees kids, Baylen, Bowen and Callen and his child, Rylen.

” We could have utilized you this evening,” the Bucs quarterback quipped as Brees’ boy transported in his pass in the end zone.

The exchange, which was captured by NFL Network corespondent James Palmer, instantly went viral and was approaching 5 million audiences mark at the time of writing.

As Tom Brady and Drew Brees hug and say bye-bye after a long talk on the field, Brady throws a goal pass to Brees’ son.

At 85 years and 169 days, Brady and Brees’ combined age was the earliest of opposing beginning quarterbacks in any video game in NFL history across both routine season and playoffs.

Brees has actually currently agreed to join NBC once his playing days are over and is extensively anticipated to walk away from the video game.

” I will leave it up to him to think about that,” Brady informed FOX Sports Erin Andrews after the game, when asked whether he believed Brees would retire after 20 years in the NFL. Drew Brees and Tom Brady

Drew Brees # 9 of the New Orleans Saints talks with Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after their NFC Divisional Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 17 in New Orleans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints 30-20
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