At some point, Thomas Morstead came to a startling realization.
He was watching the same scene unfold every single day. Drew Brees would always be in the same places, at the same time, doing the same things. His stretch lasted the same amount of time. He'd hit the weight room at the same time. Nothing ever changed.
"If you wanted to kill Drew, you could have done it so easily because you knew where he was going to be every single day," Morstead joked. "That's why he's so great, is because of that. You know that ethic and that way he attacked every single day."
That routine included Brees being in the building every day. But that is no longer the case. The legendary quarterback announced his retirement on Sunday, 15 years to the day he joined the organization, thus ending a career that has become as synonymous with the Saints as the fleur de lis. He did that by showing up every single day, putting in the work and setting a standard that everyone else followed.