Clay Travis: “I legitimately believe that no athlete has ever meant more to the city in which he played than Drew Brees has meant to New Orleans. I don’t think that it is a crazy possibility that if Drew Brees had not been the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, I think in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it’s possible that the New Orleans Saints decide to relocate, maybe to San Antonio and play elsewhere because that city was so devastated… I’m really not sure that the New Orleans Saints still exist as a franchise down in the Crescent City if Drew Brees isn’t there in the time that he is with the 15 years that he brought to bear for that city, and helping them to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina… I’m not sure we’ve ever seen a more symbiotic and beautiful relationship than the music that those two were able to make together.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Clay Travis explain why he thinks Drew Brees meant more to the city of New Orleans than any athlete in sports history has ever meant to the city that they played in, as Clay doesn’t think the Saints franchise would have survived in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina if not for Brees turning around one of the league’s losingest franchises.
Before Brees arrived, the Saints had just one playoff win in their franchise’s history which began in 1967. Brees would go on to win the Super Bowl in 2009, and with the help of head coach Sean Payton position the franchise as one of the most successful teams in the NFL from 2006-2021. Brees would go 142-86 as Saints starter and win nine playoff games.
Check out the segment above as Clay wonders if the Saints would have relocated if they had never signed Brees after the 2005 season.