Retirement has been far from low-key for Drew Brees. The legendary New Orleans Saints quarterback has stayed in touch with his peers around the NFL since deciding to hang up his cleats, this time joining the Los Angeles Chargers for a minicamp practice session.

Brees made the trip to L.A. to catch up with the team that drafted him, plus some friends — not just former teammates like Jared Cook and Chase Daniel, but his old Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi, too. However, the real draw would be second-year Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.

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“I’ve actually been really impressed with him,” Brees told Sports Illustrated’s Fernando Ramirez, emphasizing that Herbert has made a strong impression off of their limited contact together.