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New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees

Drew Brees - #9 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 209 lbs.
Birthday 01/15/1979
Birthplace Austin, TX
College Purdue
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 2nd round, 1st pick by Chargers


Rating Yds TD
96.3 5177 43

No good reason for Saints or Brees to blink until July

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
The only deadline that truly matters in the contract negotations between Drew Brees and the Saints is July 16.

NFLPA says it heard Williams tapes prior to public release

Posted April 16, 2012 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
The NFLPA says it heard the audio of Gregg Williams targeting select 49ers players before it was released to the public.

Five steps for Saints' Benson to take

Posted March 21, 2012 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
It's up to owner Tom Benson to pick up the pieces following the stiff punishment the NFL gave the Saints for their violation of the league's bounty rules.

Brees addresses 'bounty' scandal in letter

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees made his first public comments about his club violating the league's "bounty" rule in a letter he wrote to fans on his website.

Heels remain dug in for Brees, Saints

Posted March 09, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
In an unsettling offseason for the Saints, the gridlock in contract negotiations between Drew Brees and the team continues to befuddle some around the league.

Saints use exclusive franchise tag on Brees

Posted March 03, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Saints have placed the exclusive franchise tag on QB Drew Brees.

Reasons for optimism for Saints fans

Posted March 01, 2012 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Angst levels may be higher than normal for Saints fans this week with Drew Brees and the team still working to close the gap in negotiations.

Not the draft for immediate help in slowing down the spread

Posted Feb. 29, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
As teams look to slow down the Patriots, Packers and Saints, this isn't the draft to find defenders worthy of contributing on Day One.

Free-agent scouting report: Saints QB Drew Brees

Posted Feb. 19, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
Drew Brees and the Saints have been repeating it over and over again — both sides expect him to be with the Saints in 2012 and beyond.

The top 10 stories in 2011

Posted Feb. 10, 2012 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly takes a look back at the 10 stories that stood out the most in an action-packed 2011 campaign that kicked off with a new CBA ensuring 10 years of labor peace.

Marquee free agents have Saints' attention

Posted Feb. 06, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
A critical, and potentially perilous, month lies ahead for GM Mickey Loomis as he works to get deals done with key Saints players ahead of free agency.

QBs dominate NFL Honors ceremony

Posted Feb. 04, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Though their teams didn't make it to the Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Tim Tebow were big winners in Indianapolis. 

Brees most powerful athlete in U.S.

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
The Bloomberg/Businessweek 2012 Power 100 ranking of the most powerful professional athletes in the U.S. has Drew Brees at the top of the list and includes 26 NFL players.

Pro Football Weekly's Super 50

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
In PFW's annual "Super 50," we rank the top 50 players in the league during the 2011 season, with input from NFL evaluators.

Niners will rise if Brees falls

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk sounds off on the Saints-49ers game, Mike Mayock and the notion of natural-born winners in his weekly column.


Posted Jan. 30, 2013
Brees says the Saints are ready to put the bounty scandal "to bed," be gracious Super Bowl hosts and look forward to next season. Brees has been an ambassador for New Orleans since he arrived in 2006, and is maintaining that role with a busy schedule this week as the Big Easy prepares to host its first Super Bowl in more than a decade on Sunday.||||||| The Saints entered 2012 believing they were contenders to be the first team to play a Super Bowl on its home field. Then came the NFL's bounty probe of the Saints and sanctions including the season-long suspension of coach Sean Payton, followed by a losing season. Brees says he's disappointed, but ready to help showcase his adopted home town's resurgence now.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Brees was 29 of 43 passing for 396 yards with four touchdowns and one interceptions in the Saints' loss to Carolina on Sunday.||||||| Brees passed for 5,177 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times. He also had 43 touchdowns, making him the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs in consecutive seasons. Brees is one of four quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for 5,000.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times.||||||| Brees surpassed the coveted yardage mark with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That was also the 41st scoring pass for the season for Brees, the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs in consecutive seasons.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Brees completed 37 of 53 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' win over the Cowboys on Sunday.||||||| Brees has seven touchdowns with no interceptions in his last two games.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Brees was 26 of 39 for 307 yards and tied a season high with four touchdowns on Sunday against the Buccaneers.||||||| Brees has thrown for 300 yards in eight of New Orleans' 14 games this season.