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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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Saints coach Sean Payton said Drew Brees and the starters will play the first quarter Thursday night.

It is a surprising decision considering Brees has not played in a preseason finale since 2006, but Payton obviously believes his offense needs more work. Considering how poorly the offensive line has played this preseason, it could be a decision he comes to regret. Even if the starters see extensive snaps, it would not be surprising if Brees plays just one series or is held out altogether.
Aug 30 - 10:41 AM

Drew Brees completed 9-of-12 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' third preseason game.

He also had a 31-yard connection deep down the middle to Coby Fleener wiped out due to a holding call at the line of scrimmage. Brees was sharp as expected, connecting with Willie Snead for his 17-yard touchdown. Brees has a tough schedule this year, but we like him to record another top-five fantasy finish.
Aug 26 - 9:27 PM

Walk-year QB Drew Brees again said he will not negotiate a contract extension after the start of the regular season.

"That’s always been my mindset and my approach," Brees said. "I hope that we can get something done between now and then." If something is going to happen, PFT's Mike Florio was told it will most likely happen next week. Brees is set to earn $20 million in the final year of his deal.
Aug 25 - 8:25 AM

Contract-year QB Drew Brees maintains he'll cut off extension negotiations once the season begins.

Brees is entering the final year of his five-year, $100 million contract, which was reached under extremely acrimonious conditions. Things don't seem to be going much better this time around. Brees is the best player in Saints history, and coming off another dominant year, but headed into his age-37 campaign. He's a tough contract case, especially since he doesn't concede dollars like Tom Brady.
Jul 28 - 7:35 PM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis said there's been "no progress" in contract talks with Drew Brees.

It confirms previous reports. The Saints want to extend Brees, but don't feel the need to lower his $30 million cap hit. The sides will attempt to work something out before Week 1.
Jul 27 - 6:49 PM

Walk-year QB Drew Brees said he and the Saints have not seriously discussed a contract extension since March.

Brees is set to count $30 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. With free agency all but wrapped up, the Saints do not have much incentive to lower his cap charge with an extension, and it does not appear they are terribly concerned about Brees bolting next spring. Brees has said he will not discuss a new deal during the season, giving the two sides around a month and a half to work something out. It would still be surprising if Brees entered the season without a new deal, but it is clearly not out of the question.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 11:33 AM

Saints coach Sean Payton said he has not seen a drop off in play from Drew Brees.

"There's not a rep, a play where I've noticed something different," Payton told NFL Network's Total Access. Brees turned 37 in January, but he has thrown for at least 4,600 yards every season but one since 2008 and at least 32 scores every year over that span. That streak will come to an end at some point, but with Coby Fleener and Michael Thomas added to an already solid group of weapons, it is unlikely to be this season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 12 - 10:57 AM

Drew Brees said he and the Saints have not discussed a long-term contract extension in about two months.

Brees said he is "not stressing" over his contract, but he does not want negotiations to drag into the season. "I don't like to talk about contract during the season," Brees said. "So there's a deal to be done now, and then if it doesn't get done now, then there will be a different deal to get done at the end of the year." The reason Brees gives for the deadline is not wanting his contract to be a distraction during the season. That may be true, but this pronouncement has the added benefit of putting pressure on the Saints to get something done. It would be a shock if the two sides did not come to an agreement before the season.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 8:54 AM

Drew Brees said there were "discussions" about his contract when the Saints were pursuing Josh Norman last week.

Those "discussions" were undoubtedly about lowering Brees' massive $30 million cap number. Norman seemed dead set on going to Washington, so we're not sure it would have made a difference. It's clear both Brees and the Saints are interested in adding years onto his deal, not only to keep Brees under control longer but to give New Orleans some salary cap flexibility.
Apr 27 - 5:07 PM

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
WR21Willie Snead
2Michael Thomas
WR31Michael Thomas
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Chris Manhertz
LT1Terron Armstead
LG1Tim Lelito
2Senio Kelemete
C1Max Unger
RG1Andrus Peat
2Jahri Evans
RT1Zach Strief
2Landon Turner
K1Wil Lutz