Drew Brees is a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He currently plays in the quarterback position for the New Orleans Saints. He is a Super Bowl Champion and MVP.
Born on January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas, Brees was born into a prominent family with a very athletic background. He played football, basketball, and baseball during high school. Brees was a multi-awarded football player while attending Purdue University and he also established several records.
In the 2001 NFL Draft, Brees was selected by the San Diego Chargers as the first pick in the second round. He was then named as the starting quarterback during the 2002 season but was replaced by Flutie for a short period of time. Brees remained as the starter throughout the 2004 season and was eventually named the NLF Comeback Player of the Year.
While he became a free agent in 2005, he remained as the starting quarterback of the team and was ranked to 10th best in the league. Brees transferred to the New Orleans Saints in 2006 where he was instrumental in bringing the team to the NFC championships. He broke his own record with 28 touchdowns.
In 2008, he was hailed as the AP 2008 Offensive Player of the year and become the second quarterback in the league to throw over 5,000 yards in a single season. In 2010, the Saints won against the Indianapolis Colts and bagged the Super Bowl XLIV. Brees was named as the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.
For the next season, he was voted 9th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011 and he was the topped the league in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completion percentage. In 2012, he ranked second in the league.
He made history again when he secured a $100 million contract with the Saints in 2012. Brees ranked 11th in the league and was invited to his seventh Pro Bowl. He was invited to the Pro Bowl again in the following season and ranked 6th on the NFL Top 100 Players.
The 2014 season was very trying for Brees but he was still invited to the Pro Bowl. He was ranked 30th in the league during the 2014 and 2015 season. In 2016, he led the NFL in passing yards and moved on to the top 16 in the league.
Brees set a then new record of 72.0 completion percentage and moved on to the top 8 in the NFL rankings. In 2018, he set multiple records and led the league in passer rating and completion percentage.
Brees current player statistics are 9,783 passing attempts, 6,586 passing completions, 67.3 completion percentage, 74,437 passing yards, and a 97.7 passer rating.
• Super Bowl champion (XLIV)• Super Bowl MVP (XLIV)• 12-time Pro Bowl (2004, 2006, 2008–2014, 2016–2018)• First-team All-Pro (2006)• 4-time Second-team All-Pro (2008, 2009, 2011, 2018)• 2-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011)• Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2010)• Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year (2010)• Bert Bell Award (2009)• Art Rooney Award (2018)• Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2006)• NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2004)• 7-time NFL passing yards leader (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014–2016)• 4-time NFL passing touchdowns leader (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)• 2-time NFL passer rating leader (2009, 2018)• 1Maxwell Award (2000)• Big Ten Player of the Year (2000)• 2-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (1998, 2000)