Professional sports franchises would prefer their players stay at home the entire offseason, but that's just not realistic.
Especially when that athlete is as adventurous as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Trying to make Louisiana proud tonight on Running Wild w Bear Grylls…comes on NBC at 9 pm CST— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) September 7, 2015
Last offseason, Brees went to a jungle in Panama with Bear Grylls and showed he can hold his own in the wild. When he and Grylls were thinking about dinner one night, they encountered a six-foot alligator.
Finding "food" is one thing. Turning it into dinner is another. Fortunately for the outdoorsmen, Brees isn't afraid to do a little bit of hunting.
Don't worry, Saints. As he recently explained on Conan, the then-36-year-old franchise quarterback took the necessary precautions to make sure the alligator didn't attack him.
Here’s a preview of Running Wild w Bear Grylls. Airs tonight at 9 pm cst on NBC http://t.co/9MoJ2p3qlA— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) September 7, 2015
Taking a trip is not out of the usual for professional athletes. Hunting alligators? That's not quite as common. But New Orleans can breathe easy knowing that the Saints star walked away unscathed.
Now, Brees has one wild story to share for the rest of his life.