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Drew Brees | Quarterback | #9

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (32) / LAC
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Drew Brees completed 27-of-38 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Saints' 26-17, Week 7 win over the Packers.
Brees got off to an awful start, tossing a pair of first quarter interceptions. Both throws were awful mistakes, the kind rarely made by New Orleans' ageless starter. He forced the ball to enveloped wideouts. They weren't inaccurate passes or jumped routes, just bad decisions. Relying on screens and Ted Ginn, Brees slowly rallied for a 300-yard day. It's worth noting that Brees' arm strength appeared to be diminished today. The ball didn't go as far as he expected on multiple occasions. Brees gets the Bears' daunting defense in Week 8. Oct 22 - 4:01 PM

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Drew Brees completed 21-of-31 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Lions.

Even though things got interesting late, Brees was not asked to do much of anything in a game the Saints were up big most of the day and were able to dominate with their running game. Even his touchdowns came on simple passes. One was a dump off on a shallow crossing route Ted Ginn took 20 yards to the house, and the second was to a wide-open Michael Hoomanawanui in the end zone. Brees also threw a pick-six late with the Lions rallying, although it was more of a great play by A'Shawn Robinson than a bad one by Brees. With the Packers up next, Brees will have a good shot to get back on the right fantasy track next week.
Oct 15 - 5:07 PM

Drew Brees completed 29-of-41 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 4 win over the Dolphins in London.

Brees was not as sharp as usual early in the game. He should have been intercepted in the end zone on the first drive, and he was uncharacteristically off target on several throws. He came out hot after the break, however, completing 5-of-6 passes on a half-opening touchdown drive, and he finished off the game with a shovel pass to Alvin Kamara for a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter. The Saints are on bye next week, but Brees will be a high-end QB1 at home against the Lions in Week 6.
Oct 1 - 12:48 PM

Drew Brees completed 22-of-29 passes for 220 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Saints' 34-13, Week 3 win over the Panthers.

It was a surprisingly easy, efficient day for Brees, who routinely took advantage of excellent field position set up by Panthers turnovers. The Saints also leaned on their running game to a surprising degree, making life simple for Brees after a dispiriting 0-2 start. With Willie Snead due back for Week 4, Brees' fortunes will only continue to increase. He's going to dismantle the Dolphins' horrendous passing defense in London next week.
Sep 24 - 4:31 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-45 passes for 356 yards and two scores in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

The Saints lost big on Sunday, but it was not Brees' fault. He played better than 27-of-45 would suggest, and the offense racked up over 425 yards. With the Patriots seemingly able to score at will, however, they would have had to get in the end zone every drive to stick around. On the bright side, the Saints' inability to play anything resembling defense should give Brees good volume all season. He will be a high-end QB1 next week in Carolina.
Sep 17 - 4:23 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-37 passes for 291 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' 29-19, Week 1 loss to the Vikings on Monday night.

The Saints didn't score their lone offensive touchdown until their last possession of the night. They entered the red zone four different times before that, but had to settle for a number of short Wil Lutz field goals. Brees only had 71 yards passing at halftime and was pressured quite a bit by a dominant Vikings defensive line. He's also playing with two backup tackles after RT Zach Strief (knee) was hurt in the first half. Brees and the Saints will head home to host the Patriots in Week 2. It has the makings of a massive shootout. Alex Smith tore up the Patriots for 368 yards and four TDs in Week 1.
Sep 11 - 10:18 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Drew Brees has a clause in his contract that prohibits the Saints from using their franchise tag on him next season.

Brees' contract is up at the end of the year and the Saints can't block him from leaving thanks to a little-known clause in his contract. The two sides have yet to open extension talks, though ultimately it would be a surprise to see Brees leave the team he's spent the bulk of his career with. The 38-year-old is set to begin his 12th season in New Orleans.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 10 - 9:21 AM

Updating a previous item, the Ravens-Saints preseason game will go on as scheduled Thursday night.

There were discussions to cancel the game due to Hurricane Harvey, but the NFL deemed this meaningless exhibition game to be too important.
Aug 30 - 12:57 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is discussing canceling the Ravens vs. Saints preseason game Thursday night.

With Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc in Houston and moving to Louisiana, it makes sense to also scrap this meaningless game after the NFL pulled the plug on Cowboys-Texans earlier Wednesday. There's no sense in having the Ravens fly into this mess, while also allowing the Saints players to be with their families.
Aug 30 - 12:19 PM

Drew Brees completed 11-of-15 passes for 76 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

Brees was able to engineer a field goal drive on the second series of the game, but overall it was a punt-filled first half for both teams. The quarterback did hook up with Michael Thomas four times, but he was not on the same page with Ted Ginn on a deep shot. Those kinks should be worked out before Week 1, and Brees remains one of the top-three fantasy options at the position.
Aug 26 - 9:44 PM

Drew Brees fully intends to play out the final year of his contract this season.

"Honestly, my mind has not been there at all," Brees said of an extension. "It's really a non-issue. For me, it's all about this season and how good can we be this season." Per a clause in Brees' contract, he cannot be franchise tagged next offseason. Brees said earlier this year he could play until he's 45. He's leaving open the possibility that could be somewhere other than New Orleans.
Jul 27 - 5:41 PM

Entering a contract year, Drew Brees said he thinks he can play until he's 45.

Brees just turned 38 in January and is heading into the final year of an extension he signed last September. While he did say he "thinks" he can play seven more years, Brees didn't say he would, saying he's taking things one year at a time. Even at his advanced age, Brees remains one of the top-five quarterbacks in the league and maybe its best passer overall. If he would hit the free-agent market a year from now, Brees would be as sought after as Peyton Manning.
Mar 31 - 9:46 AM

In an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Saints coach Sean Payton said he's always in the "quarterback business."

"I think we’re in the quarterback business always because they’re so difficult to find," said Payton. "And certainly you pay attention to it when your quarterback’s older." Payton has now hinted several times at the Saints pursuing a successor to Drew Brees. The 38-year-old led the NFL in passing yards last season but Father Time remains undefeated. The Saints have plenty of other needs, but it would be a mild surprise if they left draft weekend without a quarterback.
Feb 21 - 3:37 PM

Drew Brees told Good Morning Football he still has a "few more" seasons left in him.

Despite the proclamation, Brees understands his window to win another ring is closing. "I'm just finishing my 16th season and I'm probably a little closer to the end than I am the beginning," Brees said. "So I just want to create a tremendous sense of urgency for every single year. I don't want to look any further past this year and what's right in front of us." Entering a contract year, Brees has said he is not looking to sign an extension this offseason because he doest not "want to overlook any opportunity." If the Saints cannot get it figured out on defense this year, it is not out of the question Brees hits free agency looking for a better chance at a ring in 2018. Still playing at an elite level, Brees threw for 5,208 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2016.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 2 - 10:36 AM

Drew Brees plans to play out the final year of his deal without an extension in 2017.

"I'm just taking it one year at a time, honestly, because I certainly don't want to miss out," the soon-to-be 38-year-old quarterback said. "I don't want to overlook any opportunity. I don't want to miss out on any just moment, and I understand that I'm more toward the end of my career than I am the beginning and so time is limited. I can't tell you how long that's going to be." Brees hasn't slowed down a bit, but football does become a year-to-year proposition at his age. Ultimately, it would not be surprising for Brees to have a year tacked onto his contract this offseason.
Jan 2 - 4:11 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Greco
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz