"A slippery plate is a little more difficult than a slippery football.”

By Meghan Overdeep
January 09, 2020
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Drew Brees Undercover Boss
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Thanks to a goatee, a long black wig, prosthetics, and heavy makeup, a man with one of the most recognizable faces in New Orleans managed to go undercover last spring in The Big Easy.

"It's actually even better than I thought it was gonna be,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees laughed as he looked at his new visage in a mirror. “How did I just become Matthew McConaughey?"

For a season nine episode of Undercover Boss which premiered yesterday on CBS, Brees tried his hand at dishwashing at Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar—a restaurant he partially owns—just a block away from the Superdome.

After cracking a few jokes about his appearance, the Super Bowl MVP got down to business, working undercover as a man named “Chris” alongside his employee, Anderson, whose college education was derailed by a family illness.

Despite holding NFL career records for passing yards, completions, completion percentage, and touchdowns, Brees was anything but coordinated with the dishes.

"A slippery plate is a little more difficult than a slippery football," he mused.

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Overall, Brees wasn’t half bad. But eventually, he had to let Anderson in on his secret.

"My name is not Chris," Brees, ripping off his wig and peeling away his mask, told Anderson. "I am actually—I'm Drew Brees. And I just want to tell you how much I appreciate and admire who you are and what you stand for."

To show their appreciation, Brees and the restaurant's founder Brandon Landry surprised Anderson with $40,000 to pay off his student loans and help with his mother's medical bills. Brees also gave him Saints season tickets.

We think that calls for a Who Dat!