Drew Brees pens emotional letter to Saints fans after NFC championship loss

Drew Brees pens emotional letter to Saints fans after NFC championship loss
Saints take the field (Source: Mark Lagrange)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -New Orleans Saint’s Quarterback Drew Brees wrote an emotional letter to The Who Dat nation following the team’s loss to the Rams in the NFC Championship game.

Brees posted his letter on Instagram explaining that he took the past week to navigate his heartache and disappointment from the game.

He goes on to say that Saints fans are keeping the team motivated after the devastating no-call.

“The longer I play I realize that we truly are one heartbeat with our fans. Our success is your success. Our disappointment is your disappointment. We are inspired by one another to accomplish things far greater than what we could ever do on our own,” Brees said in the post.

Brees urged fans to keep their spirits up, and to not focus on negativity.

“The frustration we feel now can be channeled in the same way. Pour that passion and emotion into your families and communities. Inspire others with your focus & determination and positive outlook,” Brees said.

At the end of his letter, Brees praised the New Orleans community, and asked that fans embrace the challenge just like he has.

“So keep your chin up, hold your head high, puff your chest out because WE are the Who Dat Nation and WE will always persevere,” Brees said in his post.

Read the full letter here:

“I’ve spent this last week navigating the heartache and disappointment from the game. Some things within our control and some outside our control that caused us to fall short. So much of our motivation is to represent the Who Dat Nation with determination and resiliency. We want to play for you, fight for you, and win for you. You deserve that. The longer I play I realize that we truly are one heartbeat with our fans. Our success is your success. Our disappointment is your disappointment. We are inspired by one another to accomplish things far greater than what we could ever do on our own. Everything that has ever happened to this community, we have bonded together, galvanized and leaped forward every time. The frustration we feel now can be channeled in the same way. Pour that passion and emotion into your families and communities. Inspire others with your focus & determination and positive outlook. This will make us stronger, this will bond us tighter, this will be a source for our success in the future. There is no place like New Orleans. There is no community like ours. No fans like the Who Dat Nation. I refuse to let this hold us down. I refuse to let this create any negativity or resentment. I embrace the challenge. So keep your chin up, hold your head high, puff your chest out because WE are the Who Dat Nation and WE will always persevere.”

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