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Drew Brees | Quarterback | #9

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (32) / SD
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Drew Brees completed 28-of-36 passes for 310 yards with four touchdowns and one lost fumble while rushing once for a one-yard touchdown Sunday in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Rams.
He was sacked twice for a loss of 14 yards. Brees was strip-sacked by Aaron Donald early in the second quarter but that would prove to be one of his only miscues. Two of his four touchdown throws went to rookie Michael Thomas, who led the Saints with 108 yards on nine catches. Brees doesn’t make a habit of running the football but he added a one-yard rushing score by leaping over the formation on fourth-and-goal. The 16-year veteran has now thrown a touchdown pass in 60 straight home games. Brees should have no trouble shredding the Lions’ hapless secondary in Week 13. Nov 27 - 4:40 PM

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Drew Brees completed 35-of-44 passes for 285 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' 23-20, Week 11 loss to the Panthers.

Brees also lost a fumble. It was tough sledding for Brees against the Panthers' rejuvenated defense, though he heated up as the Panthers lost a concerning amount of important players in the second half. Brees' interception was maybe the worst throw of his career. He tossed a 2015 Peyton Manning style duck to the sideline that was easily picked. Brees was hurt by drops — hello Coby Fleener and Brandon Coleman — but was mostly stuck taking what the defense gave him, which was a lot of short passes. He'll bounce back for an elite day against Jeff Fisher's Rams team at the Superdome in Week 12.
Nov 17 - 11:54 PM

Drew Brees completed 21-of-29 passes for 303 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Saints' 25-23, Week 10 loss to the Broncos.

Brees threw a pair of early picks to Darian Stewart — one of which was arguably Michael Thomas' fault — but rebounded for a fairly typical day at home. The Saints would have won if not for a late blocked extra point the Broncos miraculously returned for two points. Even without his left tackle against the league's most vicious pass rush, Brees was undaunted. He's been an MVP candidate at the age of 37. It will be a short week on the road, but Brees should shred the Panthers in Week 11.
Nov 13 - 4:39 PM

Drew Brees completed 28-of-39 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed twice for a loss of two yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 9 win over the 49ers.

He was sacked once but didn't lose any yards. The running game took control in Week 9 but Brees still put in his usual 300 yards and three touchdowns. He completed passes to 10 different receivers including Michael Thomas, who went off for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Brees had 198 yards by halftime and probably could have pushed for 400 if the Saints needed him to. Critics will often point to Brees’ poor road splits relative to his ridiculous numbers at the Superdome but he obviously had no trouble Sunday in San Francisco. Brees will get the Broncos in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 8:16 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-35 passes for 265 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' 25-20, Week 8 win over the Seahawks.

Brees added a one-yard rushing touchdown. His passing score was a two-yarder to Brandin Cooks that was probably the result of a pick play. Brees also got a huge late third-down conversion thanks to a painfully obvious uncalled pick. It wasn't Brees' typical home effort, but he avoided mistakes against the Seahawks' elite defense. Brees is headed on the road for Week 9, but has a delectable matchup in the 49ers.
Oct 30 - 4:44 PM

Drew Brees completed 37-of-48 for 367 yards with three touchdowns and one interception Sunday in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

It was the 100th 300-yard passing game of Brees’ storied career, extending his own NFL record. Brees capped a 10-play 80-yard drive with a nine-yard touchdown to Brandin Cooks in the first quarter. New Orleans has now scored on its opening drive in each of the last four games. Brees committed a rare pick-six later in the first quarter on a pass intended for Willie Snead. He rebounded with a pair of second-half touchdowns including a nice screen to Mark Ingram to wrap up an eight-minute, 14-play drive. Even at age 37, Brees continues to be a top-flight fantasy quarterback. He has a tough game coming up against the Seahawks in Week 8 but still belongs on the QB1 radar.
Oct 23 - 5:12 PM

Drew Brees completed 34-of-49 passes for 465 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' 41-38, Week 6 win over the Panthers.

Brees was cooking right from the start. The Saints jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead on the heels of a short Coby Fleener rushing score and 87- and nine-yard touchdown strikes to Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas, respectively. The Panthers made a surge, but Brees hit a couple more daggers to Carolina's heart with 50- and eight-yard touchdown passes to TEs Fleener and Josh Hill. Brees is simply a different animal at the Superdome where he's the elite of the elite. The Saints head back out on the road at Kansas City in Week 7.
Oct 16 - 4:50 PM

Drew Brees completed 23-of-36 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Saints' comeback win over the Chargers Week 4.

It was not a vintage performance from Brees. He struggled with accuracy most of the game, seemed to be out of sync with his pass catchers, and threw a terrible interception in the fourth quarter. The Chargers gifted him two chances to bring the Saints back late in the game, however, and he obliged with two touchdown drives to take the win. Brees is on pace for 5,072 yards and 40 touchdowns heading into the bye week. He might not reach those numbers, but he will be a solid QB1 when he faces the Panthers at home in Week 6.
Oct 2 - 8:25 PM

Drew Brees completed 36-of-54 passes for 376 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' 45-32, Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

Unfortunately for the Saints, their defense couldn't stop the Falcons' offense, and Brees had to fire off 54 attempts playing catch-up all night. Brees had a couple passes batted down at the line of scrimmage in the first half, and his streak of 305 pass attempts without an interception ended early in the fourth quarter on a back-breaking 90-yard pick-six as the Falcons defense knew the quick slant was coming from the 10-yard line. Still, Brees found Coby Fleener (two yards), Mark Ingram (five yards), and Michael Thomas (three yards) for short scores. Brees returns to San Diego in Week 4 and will again be a strong QB1 play, even outdoors on the road.
Sep 27 - 12:01 AM

Drew Brees completed 29-of-44 passes for 263 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Giants.

Brees got off to a very slow start, averaging under five yards per attempt in the first half as the Saints trailed 7-3 at halftime. He didn’t throw his first touchdown until early in the fourth quarter when he found Willie Snead open for a 17-yard score. The Giants put decent pressure on Brees, sacking him twice for a loss of 16 yards and forcing him into a number of tough throws. The Saints also left yards on the table with several costly drops. It was a quiet afternoon for Brees in what should have been a favorable matchup but he should bounce back against Atlanta next week on Monday Night Football.
Sep 18 - 5:32 PM

Drew Brees completed 28-of-42 passes for 424 yards and four touchdowns in New Orleans' 35-34, Week 1 loss to the Raiders.

Aside from an early lost fumble, Brees played the quarterback position to perfection and it still wasn't enough for the Saints' bumbling defense. The highlight was a 98-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks. Cooks destroyed high-dollar free agent Sean Smith in coverage, and Brees delivered a perfect throw. It was the longest play in Saints history. Brees showed marvelous connections with Cooks and Willie Snead. Playing as well as ever, Brees will be a high-end QB1 for next week's road matchup with the Giants.
Sep 11 - 4:33 PM

Drew Brees got a $30 million signing bonus on his new two-year deal.

That bonus will be spread out across the next five years of the Saints' cap, lowering Brees' number significantly this year. Brees will get a $1 million base salary this season and a $13 million base salary in 2017. The entire deal is fully guaranteed.
Sep 8 - 11:56 AM

Saints signed QB Drew Brees to a one-year extension through 2017.

It's essentially a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $44.25 million. The contract was announced as a five-year pact, but it automatically voids after 2017. Brees is now signed through his age-38 season and will turn 39 in January 2018.
Sep 7 - 3:33 PM

Profootballtalk's Mike Florio reports the Saints and Drew Brees are "close" to agreeing to an extension.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Monday that Brees was looking for a four-year, $100 million deal. And Brees reportedly thinks he can play five more seasons, and was looking for $85 million guaranteed on his next contract. Brees is 37, but he's still playing at an extremely high level. He's long said he won't negotiate into the season, so Sunday would appear to be the deadline.
Sep 6 - 8:44 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports walk-year QB Drew Brees is looking for a four-year, $100 million deal.

La Canfora adds the two sides "have started chatting again" over the last week and are expected to make a "final push" before Brees' Week 1 deadline. While Brees is certainly worth $25 million per year right now, the Saints might balk at giving a 37-year-old quarterback a four-year deal. It would still be shocking if Brees left New Orleans, but a contract might not get done this week.
Sep 5 - 10:30 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3Travaris Cadet
4Daniel Lasco
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tony Hills
LG1Andrus Peat
2Tim Lelito
C1Max Unger
2Landon Turner
RG1Jahri Evans
2Senio Kelemete
RT1Zach Strief
K1Wil Lutz