The New Orleans Saints No.9, Drew Brees, is a veteran quarterback who will begin his 20th season in the NFL. He played college football for Purdue and piqued the interest of NFL teams across the board. Brees became a 2nd round pick in the 2001 NFL draft and went at 32nd overall to the San Diego Chargers.
A year later, he secured the starting spot. However, in the 2005 NFL season, Drew Brees suffered an injury. As a result, the San Diego Chargers did not offer Brees a sizable deal. This prompted the quarterback to take up free agency.
Drew Brees elected to join the New Orleans Saints and has remained with the side ever since. With ‘The Black and Gold’ at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, Brees solidified his reputation as one of the best quarterbacks throughout the late 2000s and the 2010s in the New Orleans Saints’ No.9 jersey. He has certainly come a long way from being bullied and name called due to a birthmark on his face.
As per NFL.com, the New Orleans Saints quarterback has played in 275 NFL regular-season games. In these, he has thrown an NFL record 6,867 passes from 10,161 attempts. His efforts have resulted in him currently holding an NFL record in completion rate with 67.6%.
As per Pro-Football-Reference, Drew Brees has featured in 16 playoff games, with just one appearance for the San Diego-based outfit. Here, the quarterback has a 67% completion rate with 434 passes from 648 attempts. He has passed for 4,967 yards and registered 34 touchdowns.
Drew Brees has claimed a whole host of accolades throughout his playing career. The NFL quarterback has a Super Bowl and got voted as the game’s MVP. Furthermore, he has been selected to 13 Pro-Bowls (2004, 2006, 2008-2014, 2016-2019) He has also featured in the First-Team All-Pro in 2006 and the Second Team All-Pro on 4 occasions.
Brees claimed the comeback player of the year award in 2004. Whilst playing quarterback with the New Orleans Saints, Brees has led the league in passing yards on 7 occasions. Furthermore, he has topped the NFL in passing touchdowns on 4 occasions.
In 19 seasons, Drew Brees has passed for an NFL record 77,416 yards. Furthermore, he holds another NFL record for most passing touchdowns with 547.
The Saints QB comes in with 10,551 passing attempts and 7,142 passing completions as of Week 17 of the 2020 season. Moreover, he has a completion percentage of 67.7 and 80,358 passing yards heading into the Playoffs.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, at present, the New Orleans Saints quarterback has a net worth of $160 million. Brees has earned over $250 million from salary alone over 19 seasons in the NFL.
As per Spotrac, the quarterback signed a new 2-year deal worth $50 million with the New Orleans Saints. In the upcoming NFL season, the New Orleans Saints No.9 will earn $25 million.
The XLIV chip winner has the distinction of having the most career passing yards and pass completions. Moreover, he’s tied for the most touchdown passes in a game. Brees also has the highest consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
In terms of career passing yards, Drew Brees has consistently been the leader taking 183 games to reach 50,000 passing yards, all the way up to 80,000 p. yards which took him 286 games. Not to mention, the 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year also has the most pass completion in a season.
With his wife Brittany, Drew Brees set up The Brees Dream Foundation. As per their website, the foundation aims to provide an improved quality of life to cancer patients. Furthermore, the charity works towards providing education and care for families who need it.
The Brees Dream Foundation has raised over $35,000,000 to various charities to this day. The foundation has also donated $5 million to the State of Louisiana to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, through their foundation, Drew Brees and Brittany give back to their alma mater. As per The Purdue Exponent, the New Orleans Saints quarterback made a $ 50,000 donation to the Purdue Athletic Life Support (PALS) program.
Furthermore, Brees, who is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, sponsors the ‘Rebuilding Through Brotherhood’ which sees members go to New Orleans to build homes in collaboration with ‘Habitat for Humanity.’
Besides, the New Orleans Saints quarterback joined hands with Chilli’s Grill and Bar to promote the chain’s Smokehouse Bacon Burger. Here 3 NFL players featured and promoted 3 different burgers with the winner getting $10,000 for a charity of their choosing. Brees won the competition with the Southern Smokehouse Bacon Burger.
According to Clutch Points, Drew Brees’ endorsements include Procter & Gamble, Wrangler, Nike, Microsoft, and Monster. Also, the New Orleans Saints quarterback is associated with AdvoCare since 2010 as a national spokesperson.
Furthermore, fans can view Drew Brees as a restaurateur, as the New Orleans Saints quarterback purchased a 25% stake in Walk On’s Bistreaux and Bar. He is listed as the co-owner and partner on the chain’s website. As per FOX Business, the New Orleans Saints quarterback has invested in restaurant chains like Jimmy John’s, Happy’s Irish Pub, and Dunkin.
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|Height||6ft 0 in|
|Superbowl||Super Bowl XLIV|
|Endorsements||Proctor and Gamble, Wrangler, Nike, Microsoft, Monster|
|Residence||New Orleans, Louisiana. Princeville, Hawaii|
|Major Achievements||Most career passing yards |
Most career pass completions
Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass
Fastest player to reach 80,000 passing yards (286 games)
Highest completion percentage in a game (96.7%)