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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

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
96.3 5177 43

Saints TE Graham not disappointing in Year Two

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Saints second-year TE Jimmy Graham is living up to high expectations, and his best days are still ahead of him.

Bears-Saints prediction

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Saints.

Talks could linger, but little doubt about Brees' future

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
League observers envision only one conclusion to the contract negotiations between Drew Brees, his agent and the Saints.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Bears' cover-2 defense could keep Saints TE Jimmy Graham from going off in Week Two.

Rodgers throws three TDs; Packers outlast Saints 42-34

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:18 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers outdueled Drew Brees, and Clay Matthews led a Packers goal-line stand on the final play of the game to beat the Saints 42-34.

Brees: Agent, Saints continue to discuss contract

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The agent for Saints QB Drew Brees continues to negotiate with the team about a long-term contract extension for the Pro Bowl quarterback, Brees told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Brees leads Saints to 40-20 win over Raiders

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 189 yards and led New Orleans to scores on all three drives he played in the Saints' 40-20 victory over Oakland on Sunday night.

Report: NFLPA executive committee yet to approve antitrust settlement

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 9 p.m. ET
The NFLPA executive committee wrapped up its meeting Tuesday evening and, according to Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter, did not come to a decision on whether to recommend approval of the settlement of the Brady antitrust case.

Report: Brees, Manning ask for franchise tag exemption

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Two of the NFL's top quarterbacks — Drew Brees of the Saints and Peyton Manning of the Colts — have asked to be exempt from the franchise tag as part of the settlement of the "Tom Brady vs. NFL" antitrust lawsuit ...

Brees: "We're very close to a settlement"

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees said in a radio interview on Wednesday that he believes the lockout will be over soon.

Brady, Manning, Brees release statement

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
Three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the NFL, released a statement on Wednesday expressing their belief that the lockout needs to end quickly.

Great offenses successfully overcoming poor 'D'

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The 2010 Patriots had the league's best record despite boasting a poor defense. This is part of a recent trend that begs the question, can QB Matt Schaub and the Texans finally break through?

Lockout limbo: Saints report

Posted May 28, 2011 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
The Saints will be relatively unharmed by the lockout thanks to QB Drew Brees' steady leadership.

Saints sell out Superdome again

Posted May 22, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
Despite the possibility of a shortened or canceled 2011 season, football optimism hasn't dimmed a bit in New Orleans.

Pride is in Newton's way

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton showed off his ego in a recent interview when he was asked about the other three NFC South quarterbacks.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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