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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

Saints open playoffs with 45-28 win over Lions

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Record-shattering Drew Brees threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over Detroit.

Brady, Brees, Suggs highlight players of the month

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The NFL announced its players and rookies of the month for December and January, with MVP candidates winning offensive honors.

MVP Meter: By narrowest of margins, it's Rodgers

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
Both Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have valid arguments to be named the NFL MVP of 2011. But Rodgers' argument is just a little bit stronger.

Readers most impressed with Newton's QB record

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
A PFW web poll asking, "Which QB record from 2011 impresses you the most?" overwhelmingly chose a mark set by Cam Newton over ones set by Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

Shorts and Shells: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 5:18 a.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints leave few offensive records standing; Santonio's no-show; how Matt Flynn's big game affects the draft; and much more.

Brees, Sproles, Saints break records

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Saints set an NFL record for total yards an offense and QB Drew Brees and RB Darren Sproles also set single-season records in Week 17.

Brees, Pierre-Paul, Akers named NFC players of week

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees, Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and 49ers PK David Akers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for Week 16.

MVP Meter: Real prime-time players

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
The top three MVP candidates — Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady — each had their own day to put on a show in Week 16.

Packers 60-second rant: A-Rod or Brees for MVP?

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush reflects on the sudden race for league MVP honors between Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.  

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Drew Brees, Jerod Mayo and Richard Seymour as its Players of the Week.

Brees sets passing mark; Saints win NFC South

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:37 a.m. ET
Drew Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, and the Saints clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Falcons on Monday night.

Brees breaks Marino's single-season passing mark

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 11:37 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Breese became the NFL's record holder for most passing yards in a season, breaking Dan Marino's mark of 5,084 yards that was set in 1984.

Ascending Mt. Marino: Brees within striking distance

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk recalls Dan Marino's magical 1984 season, now that Drew Brees is within striking distance of breaking the single-season passing-yardage record.

MVP Meter: Rodgers still alone at the top

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers suffered his first loss, and both Drew Brees and Tom Brady had big wins in Week 15. Yet the Packers' quarterback is still the clear-cut No. 1 in this week's MVP Meter.

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Drew Brees, Tamba Hali and Ryan Succop as its Players of the Week.


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.