Drew Brees' replacement may have been found by NBC.

According to  New York Post, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is a strong candidate to replace Brees on NBC's "Football Night in America" pregame programme and at Notre Dame games this fall.

Garrett has been collaborating with Jac Collinsworth on NBC's coverage of the United States Football League this spring. According to the story, the two could team up to call Notre Dame games for NBC coming autumn.

Last year, Brees worked on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" pregame programme as well as calling Notre Dame games with Mike Tirico. 

After Al Michaels moved to Amazon Prime Video, Tirico will take over in the "Sunday Night Football" booth this autumn.

After a rumoured amicable breakup, Brees appears to be done with NBC, which "soured" on him as a colour commentator after only one season.

Later, Brees played down the claim, saying he's "undecided" about his future. Fox is considering recruiting Brees as its No. 2 game analyst, according to Marchand.

Garrett was the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants for the last two seasons after coaching the Cowboys for ten years from 2010 to 2019. The Giants fired the 56-year-old after last season.

While there is no timetable for Garrett's hiring by NBC, it is almost probable that no decision will be made until Brees' future is decided.