Drew Brees spent the last 14 years of his career ingratiating himself with the people of New Orleans. With one statement, he threw a large chunk of that goodwill away. 

Misguided as his statement was, it doesn't matter now. He'll never fully regain the respect of some fans in that city. 

While appearing on a Yahoo! Finance video interview, Brees said, "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country," when asked about NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. 

He added the following: