It’s serious damage control. The outrage and clap back has been so swift and severe to the point extremely well respected people in the nfl circles were telling him to retire. Brees is super image conscious. But the damage has been done for a lot of people. I already knew this dude was a giant POS but now the masses do too. Brees is not dumb. He chose to not care and put down a personal stake until the response literally would’ve ended his career shamefully.
Hicks said he believes the majority of players who stood for the anthem were thinking that if they didn’t, it would end their careers.