Drew Brees

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Andrew Christopher "Drew" Brees is the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue. Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl six times in his career – with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on January 15, 1979.


1996 17 Years Old 1 More Event
After overcoming an ACL tear during his junior year he was selected as Texas High School 5A Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1996 and led the Westlake High School football team to 16–0 record and state championship. … Read More


Brees was a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback in 1999. … Read More
2000 21 Years Old In 2000 he led the Boilermakers to memorable last-minute upsets against top-ranked Ohio State and Michigan en route to the Boilermakers' first Big Ten championship (shared with Michigan and Northwestern) in over three decades. … Read More
Brees' college success led to projections that he would be a mid-late first-round draft pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, but he slipped due to concerns about his relatively short stature for a professional quarterback (6'), a perceived lack of arm strength, and a sense that he had succeeded in college in a spread offense.
2002 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He won the starting job over Doug Flutie during training camp before the start of the 2002 season.
After a disappointing start to the 2003 season he was replaced by Flutie, though he regained the job by the end of the season.
Brees' career with the Chargers was in jeopardy after San Diego acquired NC State's Philip Rivers after the 2004 NFL Draft. … Read More
Brees became a free agent after the season and was not expected to return to San Diego, which had already committed a large sum of money to Rivers. The team eventually designated Brees a franchise player, giving him a one-year contract that quadrupled his pay to $8 million for 2005. … Read More
2006 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Brees signed a 6-year, $60 million deal with the Saints on March 14, 2006. … Read More
Brees was named starting quarterback for the NFC in the 2007 Pro Bowl.


2009 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In the first game of the 2009 season against the Detroit Lions, Brees set a career-high and franchise-tying record with six touchdown passes, going 26 out of 34 for 358 yards. … Read More
…  When Sports Illustrated selected him for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year award, it said the award was "for not only leading the New Orleans Saints to the first Super Bowl title in the franchise's history, but also for helping lead the city of New Orleans' rebirth after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina". … Read More
2011 - 2013 4 More Events
Brees admits that the 2014 season was his "most frustrating."
2015 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 4, 2015, in the fourth week of the season, his 80-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Spiller on the second play of overtime gave the Saints a 26–20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, and the team's first win of the season. … Read More
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