Drew Brees reunites with former team on Monday Night Friday

On the day after the two year anniversary of Drew Brees breaking the NFL’s all-time passing record on Monday Night Football, it’s only fitting that we remember where it all started as a means of previewing another Monday Night Football matchup against his former team.

Hard to believe it’s been 15 years since Brees last suited up for the then San Diego, now LA, Chargers who line up on the schedule once every four years.

Since Brees arrived in New Orleans in 2006, the Saints and Chargers have done battle three times with the Saints winning all three of those games.

Monday’s showdown could be the last time Brees goes head-to-head with the team that drafted him and it just means more. “Guess I’d lie if I say it wasn’t, but I mean obviously that was a long time ago. My last season there was 2005. Hard to believe that was 15 years ago. But certainly value the memories there and the guys I had the chance to play with and the coaches who I had a chance to play with and just the way that that molded me and shaped me in a lot of ways and it really helped me in my journey. And as I come here, obviously played against those guys quite a few times with Philip Rivers as the quarterback – who was a teammate – and now Philip is gone and it’s – obviously, the faces have changed over the years, too, since it’s once every four years. There’s kind of a lot of new faces on both sides I’d say.”

The Saints and Chargers will kick things off from the Superdome at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

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