New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees is like pretty much one-third of the world’s population right now. The future Hall of Famer and his family are stuck at home in quarantine as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
A father of four children, Brees is also stuck homeschooling his children during these most difficult times.
Appearing on NBC’s “Today” Friday morning, Brees detailed how much of a struggle it has been teaching his children. It was absolutely hilarious stuff.
“All of a sudden we’re getting lesson plans, and it’s like we’re going back to elementary school,” Brees said. “I can’t tell you how much time I spent with my fifth-grade son yesterday on his math. I am thinking to myself, if I had to take this test right now, I am in trouble.”
Join the club, Mr. Brees. Even for those who were savants at math during their adolescence, wrapping your head around fifth-grade addition and subtraction of fractions would not be easy decades later.
As for his response to the growing pandemic, the recently-resigned quarterback continues to do his thing as an altruistic figure.
Brees and his wife donated $5 million to help with the COVID-19 relief efforts in Louisiana earlier this week. According to experts, New Orleans is expected to become the next epicenter of the pandemic in the United States after it has hit New York City hard.
A member of the Saints since all the way back in 2006, we have no question Brees will be in the forefront to help the community. He signed with the team shortly after Hurricane Katrina and did his part to help rebuild a region that was gutted by one of the worst natural disasters in American history. Brees will be up to the task.
Now about that math.