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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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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. Feb 20 - 8:33 AM

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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

Drew Brees completed 28-of-47 passes for 292 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in New Orleans' 27-24, Week 10 overtime loss to the 49ers.

Brees also lost a fumble, setting up the 49ers' game-winning field goal in overtime. Facing heat all afternoon, Brees made some dubious decisions. That was especially true on his second interception, where Brees forced the ball to a triple-covered Jimmy Graham in the end zone. Brees routinely held onto the ball too long, but it also resulted in some big plays. Brees found Graham for 10 catches, and was hurt by drops. He should have a nice day against the Bengals' reeling defense at home in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 24-of-34 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception in New Orleans' 28-10, Week 9 win over the Panthers, also scoring a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Brees also lost a fumble. Brees started out shaky, with both of his turnovers coming in the game's first 10 minutes. He settled in quickly, however, and turned in a typically methodical performance, spreading the ball around to eight different pass catchers as Mark Ingram notched 30 rushing attempts. The Saints are now 4-4, with four of their next five games coming at home. With half the season in the books, Brees is on pace for 5,048 yards and 30 passing scores. The 5K campaign would be his fifth, and fourth straight.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 27-of-32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's 44-23 win over the Packers.

It was a highly effective game from Brees, who didn't throw an incompletion in the second half. His best throw was a 50-yard touchdown to rookie Brandin Cooks against broken coverage. Jimmy Graham and backup TE Josh Hill were on the receiving end of Brees' other two scores. Brees is averaging 318 yards per game, with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He'll be a top-three quarterback in Week 9 against Panthers.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Drew Brees completed 28-of-45 passes for 342 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

Brees played well most of the day, but threw a critical interception late in the fourth quarter that led to the Lions' game-winning touchdown. Brees was 3-of-14 in the fourth quarter, and 2-of-7 on the Saints' failed comeback drive. Despite the Saints' struggles, Brees has now gone over 340 yards in three straight games, and is averaging almost two touchdowns a game this season.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 35-of-57 passes for 371 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Saints' Week 5 win over the Bucs.

Brees wasn't very good in this one. He averaged just 6.5 YPA and threw two awful interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Danny Lansanah. On the first pick, Brees was falling to the ground while trying to escape pressure. It was much of the same on the second one that went for the score, as Brees was stumbling backward and just threw the ball up in the air for grabs to nobody in particular. Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas won this game for the Saints after Jimmy Graham was lost to a shoulder injury early in the first half. Brees and the Saints head into their bye before traveling to Detroit in Week 7.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 05:06:00 PM

The Buccaneers' defense has given up a league-worst 75.8 percent completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks this season.

They have also given up the fifth most touchdown passes to opposing quarterbacks, and only have one interception on the season. (They picked off T.J. Yates in garbage time versus Atlanta.) Drew Brees has struggled somewhat out of the gate, but he should destroy the Tampa Bay defense this week in the Superdome.
Source: The Ledger
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Drew Brees completed 32-of-44 passes for 340 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys.

The Cowboys shut down Brees in the first half, with both of his touchdown passes not coming until the fourth quarter. His interception was a tipped pass to Cowboys LB Justin Durant. Brees spread the ball to nine different receivers, and hit Jimmy Graham and Josh Hill for his two scores. He's on pace for 4,812 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions through four games. Brees will be a top-three option against the Bucs in Week 5.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:47:00 PM