On Thursday morning, future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees stopped by the Stacking The Box Podcast to talk New Orleans, the Superdome and Marty Schottenheimer.
Drew Brees is retired from the NFL, but he’s far from done.
Brees, who retired as pro football’s all-time leading passer and a 13-time Pro Bowler, chatted with FanSided NFL insider Matt Verderame on Stacking The Box to talk New Orleans and its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, his Super Bowl darkhorses, Marty Schottenheimer and his role with Lowe’s.
However, his most notable comment was about Schottenheimer, who coached Brees for the first four years of his career during his time with the San Diego Chargers from 2002-05.
Schottenheimer, who passed away earlier this year from Alzheimer’s Disease at 77 years old, holds a permanent places in Brees’ heart.
Drew Brees believes Marty Schottenheimer should be in Hall of Fame
“He was a huge part of my career,” Brees said of Schottenheimer. “He was a tough, old-school football coach. But, man, when I say the guy knew how to win, he knew the formula for winning, he absolutely did. All you have to do is look at his record to see that. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. There’s no question.
“He would let you know at any moment how it was. If you wanted to know the truth, go ask Marty. He would tell you the truth. Sometimes it wasn’t what you wanted to hear, but he was going to give it to you.”
Brees is also partnering with Lowe’s as the general manager of the Lowe’s Home Team, which consists of eight current and former NFL players, Lowe’s red vest associates and 8,000 fans coming together to tackle critical repair projects in NFL markets and communities in need.
As part of his role on the Home Team, Brees partnered with Lowe’s and Lowernine.org to complete a new sustainable work-live headquarters that will provide year-round, well-equipped, modern housing for visiting volunteers in the Lower Ninth Ward.