Countless athletes across the country took to social media on Wednesday to blast Drew Brees for his take on protests during the National Anthem. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said he'd "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country." Yup, pretty much the worst possible timing to say something like that.
After receiving so much backlash, Brees has taken to Instagram to post an emotional apology to everyone he offended, including his teammates.
The future Hall of Famer held himself accountable for his actions, letting the public know he feels sick for how his comments were perceived. As soon as the video of Brees discussing all of this surfaced, he was bombarded with negative messages.
Multiple other New Orleans Saints players let Brees know just how furious they were with his choice of words. This included Michael Thomas, who has been hauling in passes from Brees since 2016.
In his statement, Brees vowed to stop talking and do more listening. He's already had a private conversation with Jenkins to hear his thoughts, so we can expect more discussions with his teammates to come.