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Drew Brees | Quarterback | #9

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (32) / LAC
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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports "at least one other team" was willing to give Drew Brees $60 million guaranteed over two years in free agency.
Brees re-upped with the Saints for two years, $50 million, "just" $27 million of which is guaranteed. Brees took a discount to remain with the franchise he's been with since 2006. Money aside, even if the $60 million team was the loaded Vikings, Brees probably made the right decision remaining in the setup that's made him a future Hall-of-Famer. Mar 13 - 1:38 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Saints re-signed Drew Brees to a two-year, $50 million contract.

There was some hand-wringing, but the expected deal finally got done. NFL Network's Jane Slater reports the deal includes $27 million guaranteed. Most of that money is likely to come in the first year, but that should not be a concern after Brees played as well as ever last season. That said, he turned 39 in January, and the Saints have no long-term answers on the roster. They could look to change that in the draft.
Mar 13 - 9:45 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints and Drew Brees are expected to agree on a two-year contract on Tuesday.

The fact the deal was not done before the legal tampering window opened was mildly concerning, but Brees was never expected to leave New Orleans. The two sides reportedly made "significant progress" on Monday, and it would be a shock if the deal was not finalized before the new league year begins on Wednesday.
Mar 13 - 8:18 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Vikings have "reached out" to free agent Drew Brees.

Brees' situation is becoming more fluid. There's been almost zero belief he could actually leave New Orleans, but we are less than 48 hours from the start of free agency and there's seemingly been zero movement in talks. It makes all the sense in the world for Brees to at least feign interest in other teams as he negotiates with the Saints. It also makes sense for the Vikings, who could be trying to leverage Kirk Cousins.
Mar 12 - 4:15 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Drew Brees is drawing interest outside New Orleans.

Before you say "duh," the significance of the report is that other teams are entertaining the possibility that Brees might actually get away from New Orleans. They wouldn't waste their time if Brees re-signing with the Saints was 100 percent inevitable. It's been all quiet on the contract front between Brees and the franchise he put on the NFL map.
Mar 12 - 3:13 PM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis confirmed the team's plans to re-sign free agent Drew Brees.

Brees met with Saints brass Thursday night at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis to discuss a new contract. When asked about the meeting, Loomis said, "I think the important thing is Drew wants to be a New Orleans Saint and we want him to be a New Orleans Saint, so he’s going to be a New Orlean Saint." Brees has said he has no plans to play for another team and it looks like he'll be back for a 13th season in New Orleans. Even with the Saints featuring a more balanced offense last season, the 39-year-old was still among the league leaders in quarterback rating (103.9), passing yards (4,334) and completion percentage (72.0). This could be Brees' last contract.
Mar 2 - 4:38 PM

The Saints and free agent Drew Brees will meet at the NFL Combine to discuss a short-term deal.

This year's Combine will be held February 27 until March 5, so it's just under a week away. Per NFL Network's Rapoport, the expectation is Brees will not try to "break the bank" by looking to become the NFL's highest-paid quarterback, which he conceivably could do. Instead, Brees is expected to seek $20-25 million annually, less than Jimmy Garoppolo's $27.5 million per year from the 49ers.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 8:52 PM

ESPN’s Mike Triplett doesn’t expect free agent Drew Brees to sign more than a two-year deal.

The Saints want to go "year-to-year" with Brees entering his age-39 season. Brees hasn’t shown much interest in testing free agency and shouldn’t be a difficult re-sign. He’s likely to command $25 million annually.
Source: ESPN
Feb 2 - 7:35 PM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis doesn't expect "any issues" in contract talks with free agent Drew Brees.

"We want him to be our quarterback, and we’ll get going on that at some point," Loomis said. "I’m not anticipating any big issues." Brees wants to re-sign with the Saints and has no plans to test free agency. The Saints should extend Brees before the new league year in March.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 5:20 PM

Impending free agent Drew Brees says he has no plans to test the market, and that he hopes to re-sign with the Saints before the start of the new league year.

"I'm not in the mood to make anything secretive," Brees said. "It's the same way I felt two days ago. It's the same way I felt 12 years ago. That is that I'll be here as long as they'll have me, hopefully." Brees, who turned 39 on Monday, cannot be franchise tagged, giving him a little leverage even if he insists he doesn't want to test the market. Brees' main goal could be some guaranteed money for 2019.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 16 - 4:15 PM

Impending free agent Drew Brees expects to re-sign with the Saints.

Brees answered, "I do," when asked if he expects to stay, but the way he talked about the future was even more telling, saying the Saints are entering "a window of time here where we can really make a run at it." Brees set Saints' career-lows for yards and touchdowns as New Orleans transformed into a more balanced attack, but he still completed 72 percent of his throws and was spectacular in the Wild Card win. Even at 39, he has gas left in the tank.
Source: ESPN
Jan 15 - 9:08 AM

Drew Brees completed 25-of-40 passes for 294 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions while adding one yard on two carries Sunday in the Saints’ Divisional Round loss to the Vikings.

Brees was sacked twice for a loss of 16 yards. The soon-to-be 39-year-old (his birthday is Monday) got off to a dreadful start, hurling a pair of first-half interceptions. Brees misfired on a pass intended for Ted Ginn on his first pick while the second interception came on a play where Everson Griffen tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage. Brees flipped the script after halftime, distributing three touchdown passes including two to second-year stud Michael Thomas. His 14-yard strike to Alvin Kamara gave New Orleans its first lead with 3:01 remaining, though the Saints would later lose on a walk-off touchdown by Stefon Diggs. Brees' counting stats were down this year as the Saints put a greater emphasis on running the ball, but he still led the league in completion percentage and was second behind Alex Smith in quarterback rating. The future Hall of Famer is headed for free agency, but should be back for a 13th season in New Orleans.
Jan 14 - 8:41 PM

Drew Brees completed 23-of-33 passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Saints' Wild Card win over the Panthers.

Brees uncharacteristically struggled his first few passes of this game, but that changed in a hurry when he hit Ted Ginn in stride for an 80-yard touchdown late in the first quarter. He was on fire from that point on, finishing the first half with 230 yards and two scores. He did not let up in the second half, quickly leading New Orleans to a field goal in the third quarter before finding Michael Thomas for a 46-yard gain to help seal the game in the fourth. With the running game struggling, Brees proved he can still carry the offense in this one. He gets a much tougher matchup next week in Minnesota, but he will still be worth a look in DFS.
Jan 7 - 7:53 PM

Drew Brees completed 22-of-30 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Bucs.

Brees played well enough to win -- he averaged over eight yards per attempt and didn't turn the ball over -- but the Saints' depleted defense simply could not stop Peyton Barber, Chris Godwin, and Jameis Winston. The Saints will host the Panthers in the Wild Card Round, playing next Sunday at 4:40 PM ET.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 21-of-28 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Falcons.

Following a Matt Ryan interception, Drew Brees kick-started what had been a frustrating offensive outing for both teams with a perfectly placed pass to Ted Ginn for a 54-yard score just before halftime. Ginn was not as nice after the break, tipping a short pass up into the air and waiting arms of Deion Jones, who ended the Week 14 contest with an interception in the end zone. Brees got back on track with a spectacular throw to Michael Thomas in the fourth quarter, but he did not have to do much more than that with the Saints' defense dominating. Brees will have a chance to lock up the division next week against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Tom Savage
3Taysom Hill
RB1Alvin Kamara
2Trey Edmunds
3Jonathan Williams
4Boston Scott
5Mark Ingram
GLB1Alvin Kamara
2Trey Edmunds
3RB1Alvin Kamara
2Trey Edmunds
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Cameron Meredith
3Tommylee Lewis
4Tre'Quan Smith
5Paul Turner
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
4Travin Dural
5Josh Huff
WR31Cameron Meredith
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Garrett Griffin
LT1Terron Armstead
2Jermon Bushrod
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Fullington
C1Max Unger
2Will Clapp
3Cameron Tom
RG1Larry Warford
2Landon Turner
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Rick Leonard
K1Wil Lutz