(KLFY) After 20 years in the NFL, the last 15 with the Saints, Drew Brees announced his retirement Sunday.

It was 15 years ago today that Brees agreed to terms with the Saints, the start of a relationship that has been bountiful for No. 9, the team & the Gulf South.

Drew Brees retires with the most career passing yards, 80,358.

He leaves with the most career completions, 7,142.

And, Brees owns the NFL record for at least one touchdown pass in 54 consecutive regular season games.

Drew Brees’ effect on the New Orleans Saints is best viewed through the prism of team success.