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Drew Brees | Quarterback

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: Purdue
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Drew Brees completed 4-of-6 passes for 40 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.
Playing only one possession, Brees marched the Saints downfield with hookups to Brandin Cooks (6, 13), Mark Ingram (12), and Ben Watson (9) before a converted field goal. Amid concerns about a ball-control offense, the Saints are continuing to spread the field with three wide receivers on the majority of plays. With Ben Roethlisberger losing Martavis Bryant, Brees is in the top-five fantasy quarterback conversation behind Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers, and along with Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning. Aug 30 - 4:40 PM

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Drew Brees has improved his downfield accuracy over the last few seasons.

According to ESPN Stats and Information, Brees completed just seven of 35 passes deeper than 40 yards with three touchdowns and five interceptions between 2009 and 2011. Over the last three seasons, he's 15-for-35 with seven touchdowns and no picks. With Kenny Stills gone, Brandin Cooks figures to be Brees' primary deep threat in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 5 - 9:55 AM

Drew Brees said he's unfazed by the selection of QB Garrett Grayson in the third round.

Grayson isn't coming for Brees' job this year or next, but it's still been a rough offseason for the veteran's stock. The Saints traded away Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, invested heavily in the defense and run game, and have been talking up a less voluminous pass attack. Then they used a top-75 pick on a quarterback. Brees, now 36 years old, regressed to fantasy's No. 6 quarterback last season and is a threat to fall even further back to the pack this year. He has weakened weaponry, declining efficiency and we can't pen him in for his usual 650 attempts.
May 19 - 8:22 AM

Coach Sean Payton said the Saints are trying to "reduce the amount of points you may need to score to win a game."

The Saints are trying to shift their identity from a fastbreak, pass-happy, offensive juggernaut to more of a ball-control team. It's a massive schematic shift, but one that was probably necessary with Drew Brees showing signs of decline at age 36 and zero trips to the NFC title game since winning the Super Bowl in 2009. Expect the 2015 version of the Saints to lean heavily on power back Mark Ingram while placing an emphasis on major defensive improvement. Brees, who has lost Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills this offseason, can't be counted on for the 650 attempts we're accustomed to.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 24 - 8:38 AM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis insists Drew Brees isn't on the trade block.

There had been loose chatter that Brees could perhaps become the next Saint to go, but it's predictably not happening. "Anybody who thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that's just not true," Loomis said. Now 36, Brees has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $100 million deal he signed in July 2012.
Source: USA Today
Mar 23 - 1:13 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora mentions Drew Brees could be entering his final season with the Saints.

La Canfora has the Saints as one of five teams that could trade up for Marcus Mariota. Brees has two years left on his five-year, $100 million deal, and shedding his contract next spring to clear $20 million would be a way for GM Mickey Loomis to pull the Saints out of salary-cap hell. Brees began to show signs of decline last season. He turned 36 in January.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 20 - 11:25 AM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells ESPN's Jeremy Fowler the Saints "appear" to have placed every member of their roster on the trade block "but Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks."

Fowler reports the Saints want a "complete retool." Everyone "but Brees and Cooks" is obvious hyperbole, but there's no doubt New Orleans is undergoing a massive makeover, having dealt Ben Grubbs and Jimmy Graham already, while allegedly placing rising star Kenny Stills on the trade block. From ownership on down, the future of the Saints is in serious question after a 7-9 year.
Mar 12 - 2:49 PM

Coach Sean Payton does not expect a contract extension for Drew Brees in the near future.

Brees has two years left on his current deal with cap hits of $26.4M in 2015 and $27.4M in 2016. It's a lot for the cap-strapped Saints to swallow, so an extension would make some sense. However, Brees is 36 years old now and made a fistful of troubling mistakes last season that contributed to a wildly disappointing 7-9 finish. The Saints will try to get under the cap via massaging roster bonuses into new signing bonuses at other positions.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 20 - 8:33 AM

Drew Brees completed 24-of-38 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in New Orleans' 23-20, Week 17 win over the Bucs.

Had the Saints been facing any other opponent, they would have closed the book on their miserable 2014 with a defeat. As it is, Brees' three picks and lack of big plays was a microcosm of his season. Brees finishes with 4,952 yards, putting him below 5,000 for the first time since 2010. His 33 touchdowns tie for his fewest since 2007, while his 17 picks were his second most since 2010. All in all, it was not a bad season, but enough below Brees' lofty standards that concerns about him entering his decline phase will have to be put to rest on the field in 2015. Despite all that, Brees will enter next season as an obvious top-five fantasy quarterback.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 30-of-47 passes for 313 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Saints' Week 16 loss the Falcons.

The Saints are eliminated from the playoffs with the loss. Brees was sacked five times by a Falcons team that had 16 sacks total entering the contest. He was under pressure most of the game, including on his final interception that really ended the contest. Brees will finish his up and down season Week 17 against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 29-of-36 passes for 375 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Saints' 31-15, Week 15 win over the Bears on Monday night.

Ineffective on the road for much of his Saints career, it's been a different story for Brees in 2014. The Saints are now 3-4 both at home and away from the Superdome this season. In road games, Brees is averaging more YPA, has a better passer rating, and a crisp 16:5 TD:INT ratio after tonight's performance against Chicago's barely-breathing defense. Brees found Josh Hill on his first and third touchdowns of the night and sandwiched a score to Marques Colston in between. The 6-8 Saints remain alive in the NFC South ahead of a Week 16 date with 5-9 Atlanta. Brees remains an elite QB1.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 29-of-49 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown and an interception in New Orleans' 41-10, Week 14 loss to the Panthers.

Brees and the Saints were flatter than a five-year-old soda, struggling for chunk gains and fouling up what should have been easy plays. Brees was under constant pressure, which was a big part of the problem as the Panthers marched all over Rob Ryan's pathetic defense. Brees has suffered more disappointments than usual this season, but owners will have to shake it off for Week 15. Brees and the Saints will be traveling to Chicago to tango with the equally-disappointing Bears.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 19-of-27 passes for 257 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Saints' 35-32, Week 13 win over the Steelers.

This game wasn't nearly as close as the final score would suggest, as the Steelers offense racked up a ton of garbage-time yards and two touchdowns. The Saints started off slow, but found a rhythm in the second quarter as they scored five touchdowns in six possessions. Brees hooked up with Ben Watson, Erik Lorig, Nick Toon, Kenny Stills, and Marques Colston on the scores. He didn't target Jimmy Graham once the entire afternoon. Brees has now tossed eight touchdowns to one pick in his last two games. He's an elite QB1 for Week 14 at home against the Panthers.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 35-of-45 passes for 420 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' 34-27, Week 12 loss to the Ravens on Monday night.

Brees averaged a healthy 9.3 YPA, but his night will be most remembered for a pick-six to Will Hill late in the third quarter that put the Ravens ahead on the scoreboard for good. It was Brees' third pick-six of the season, as he's been crippled by back-breaking turnovers all year. His three scores went to Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, and Graham again. The 4-7 Saints are clearly the most talented team in the abysmal NFC South and still sit atop the standings, but they lost all three games on the homestand. They'll try and right the ship next week in Pittsburgh.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 33-of-41 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' 27-10, Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

It was death by dinking and dunking for Brees, who rarely put any air under his throws against a Bengals defense that took away the back end of the field. Brees set the tone early, missing a few easy passes that might have gotten the Saints off to a better start. In a bizarre season for Brees and the Saints, today was easily their least-inspiring performance. Brees is now the owner of a 6.21 YPA over his past two starts. He'll try to get back to his elite home ways in next Monday's hosting of the Ravens.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Ryan Griffin
4Garrett Grayson
RB1Mark Ingram
2C.J. Spiller
3Khiry Robinson
4Tim Hightower
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1C.J. Spiller
2Mark Ingram
FB1Austin Johnson
2Toben Opurum
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Willie Snead
3Josh Morgan
WR21Brandon Coleman
2Marques Colston
3Seantavius Jones
4Joe Morgan
WR31Marques Colston
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Orson Charles
4Alex Smith
K1Dustin Hopkins
2Zach Hocker