The ongoing battle between sportsbooks is continuing to rage. Each platform is trying to get ahead by releasing new promos, promoting unique functions, and, most importantly, advertising. One advertising strategy for many sportsbooks has been utilizing celebrities as some of the “faces” of the platform. For example, Caesars Sportsbook has featured advertisements with comedian J.B. Smoove starring as Caesar himself, with the star heavily featured on the app. DraftKings is no stranger to this, rolling ads with Martin Lawrence, Kristen Schaal, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse acting as differing emotions debating bets. PointsBet has connected with numerous celebrities, with one of the most recognizable being former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. In a recent interview, Brees gave his opinion on the sports betting world and was asked if he would wager on the Saints.
Drew Brees Spills the Beans on Sports Betting
In a recent interview with ESPN, Drew Brees was asked about his partnership with the PointsBet Sportsbook, as well as his thoughts on the sports betting world as a whole. The retired quarterback compared the risks involved with the risks of investing and utilizing the stock market. He also added that, like with the stock market and investments, you need to act responsibly when betting on sports.
Brees doesn’t believe the rapid rise of sports betting will result in much of a change on the field. When asked if active players go into games with any awareness of the point spread, the future Hall-of-Famer responded that he can only remember a few times when betting numbers were brought up in the locker room. However, he said it was more of a motivator, as if the team knew they were being wagered against, they would want to prove the doubters wrong.
Would Brees Bet on the Saints?
During the interview, Brees was also asked about his thoughts on the New Orleans Saints this season. In particular, the interviewer brought up the upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which the Saints are 5.5-point underdogs. Brees didn’t give a direct answer, but admitted that the Buccaneers are extremely competitive offensively and defensively. He received a similar question about the Super Bowl odds for New Orleans but didn’t endorse his former team, discussing the numerous competitive squads in the NFC.
Brees is a Safe Bet For Canton
It’s pretty much a lock to say that Drew Brees is going to get his gold jacket. The former QB had a stellar career with the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints, totaling 80,358 yards, 571 touchdowns, and a 98.7 rating. He also amassed a 172-114 regular season record with a 9-9 postseason record, hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after the 2009 season. Brees also had five different 5,000+ yard seasons in his career, and that was before the introduction of the 17-game season. With all of his accomplishments, Brees seems like a sure thing for the Hall of Fame class of 2026. In the meantime, he’s going to keep up his new role as an NBC broadcaster and continue his partnership with PointsBet.