Statistics prove why Drew Bryce won’t return to the NFL

The Orleans Saints acknowledge the crowd after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional Play-off game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 17, 2021.
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Is Drew Bryce thinking of an NFL return?

Although he has not fully confirmed that possibility, the 43-year-old quarterback revealed the idea after leaving his role as an analyst at NBC Sports.

It looked like Bryce would be staying at the broadcast booth for a while, but he chose to leave.

She mentioned other options such as coaching her kids, pickball training or going back to NBC.

But it’s amazing that he’s even considering an NFL return.

Perhaps Tom Brady’s immortal run inspired him to think about playing football again.

However, the current Tampa Bay Buccaneers starter is a different animal because he rarely gets hurt and takes care of his body.

By contrast, Bryce was injured in his last NFL season.

Worst still, his performance in the divisional round game against Brady and the Buccaneers meant it was time to go.

But in the macro sense, there is a reason Bryce should retire from professional football.

The CBS Twitter account showed quarterbacks (minimum 300 attempts) with the lowest air yard per effort since NFL 2020.

Sadly, Bryce is the worst on the list with 6.03 yards, followed by Nick Mullens at 6.34.

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff 6.44 and Ben Rothlisberger 6.82.

Cam Newton completes the list with 6.83 air yards per effort.

A return would be a disaster for Brees

Although Bris doesn’t have a cannon arm like Josh Allen, he worked it out in his long career and even won a Super Bowl.

But returning to Gridiron should not be an option for what he will do.

He has done enough to lift the spirits of a city devastated by a natural disaster.

Brees has nothing left to prove, and again the game will tarnish his Hall of Fame-worthy legacy.

If he really wants to stay close to the game, coaching would be a realistic option.

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