The New Orleans Saints were bounced from the NFL playoffs in 2019. Saints fans are probably still pretty upset about it, too. The show must go on, but that hasn’t stopped star quarterback Drew Brees from being on the television.
On the field, Brees is one the best players to ever step foot on the gridiron. Off the field, he’s one of the greatest humans alive when he’s not putting his foot in his mouth. He’s also a co-owner and partner of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a national chain with locations in six different states currently. The former Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Fame quarterback is very passionate about it, too.
So on Wednesday night, January 8, 2020, Brees completely changed his look, went under the alias of Chris, and starred in an episode of “Undercover Boss” on CBS with co-founder and CEO Brandon Landry.
Would you recognize this handsome man?
Saints QB Drew Brees in Undercover Boss
Rocking a full beard with long hair, Saints quarterback Drew Brees looked nothing like he usually does. Neither did fellow co-founder Brandon Landry. That’s obviously the whole point of the show, but, man, they did an incredible job disguising one of the most recognizable people in sports, especially in Louisiana.
“It’s actually even better than I thought it was gonna be,” Brees said. “How did I just become Matthew McConaughey?”
On the reality show, Brees goes to work as a dishwasher at the sports bar and it’s great to watch.
The headquarters of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the home of the LSU Tigers.
Drew Brees Undercover Boss Full Episode
If Saints fans didn’t want to watch football after the NFC Wild Card game loss to the Minnesota Vikings, perhaps they found solace in replaying this episode for a few hours until the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
After all, anything with Drew Brees has to be much better than tuning into Seahawks-Packers and Vikings-49ers in the NFC and Titans-Ravens and Texans-Chiefs in the AFC, right?
This post was originally published on January 9, 2020.