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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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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

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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

Drew Brees completed 29-of-50 passes for 350 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Falcons.

Brees was competing with Sam Bradford for the completion-percentage record, which Brees already held from 2011. Bradford ended up setting the new record on Sunday at 71.6 percent. Brees still had a fine year, completing 470-of-672 attempts (69.9 percent) for 5,203 yards and a 37:15 TD:INT mark. It was Brees' first 5,000-yard campaign since 2013 and the eighth of his career. Brees finished as fantasy's QB3 through Week 16 and has been as consistent as any quarterback for the past decade. He has one year left on his contract and turns 38 two weeks from today. As long as Brees continues to play his home games in the Superdome, he'll be an elite QB1. Michael Thomas has the looks of a real No. 1 receiver.
Jan 1 - 8:38 PM

Drew Brees completed 23-of-34 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 31-24, Week 16 win over the Bucs.

For the second time in three weeks, Brees was somewhat bottled up by the Bucs, but this time he avoided turnovers. The Saints also finished off two drives with long-ish Mark Ingram rushes. With 4,858 yards heading into next week's finale against the Falcons, Brees is all but assured of his completely unprecedented fifth 5,000-yard season.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 37-of-48 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Cardinals.

Brees exploded out of his slump in the first half, hooking up with Travaris Cadet for a 10-yard score in the first quarter before finding Brandin Cooks for two long touchdowns in the second. Cooks did most of the work on both, but Brees did put a nice ball on Cooks for the first score. He added a four-yard touchdown to Michael Thomas in the second half, and he marched the offense up and down the field on his way to the first 300-yard game against the Cardinals this season. Brees was locked up by the Bucs last week, but he gets them at home on Sunday. He will be a locked-in QB1 in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:28:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 25-of-41 passes for 257 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in New Orleans' 16-11, Week 14 loss to the Bucs.

It was Brees' second straight megabust in fantasy, giving him a 0:6 TD:INT ratio over his past two starts. With Michael Thomas (foot) sidelined and zero running game to speak of, the Saints had to fight for every inch against the Bucs' resurgent defense. Brees actually looked a little better than he did last week, and would have had a first half touchdown if not for a Travaris Cadet drop. It changed the flow of the game. Brees has a tough Week 15 assignment in New Orleans' road trip to Arizona.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Drew Brees completed 31-of-44 passes for 326 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in New Orleans' 28-13, Week 13 loss to the Lions.

It was Brees' first touchdown-less game at home since Week 4, 2009, a span of 60 games. It was an inconceivable outcome considering his 2016 play and weak opponent. Brees may have been playing through an injury, as his deep passes were wobbling much more than usual. He lacked his usual drive. Provided everything is alright physically, Brees will bounce back as a mid-range QB1 for next week's trip to Tampa.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:25:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:40:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:54:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 04:39:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:16:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 04:44:00 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.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 05:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Mark Ingram
2Adrian Peterson
3Travaris Cadet
4Daniel Lasco
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1Travaris Cadet
2Mark Ingram
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Michael Thomas
2Ted Ginn
3Corey Fuller
4Jordan Williams
WR21Willie Snead
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
4Jake Lampman
5Rashad Lawrence
WR31Ted Ginn
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4John Phillips
5Jake Stoneburner
LT1Terron Armstead
LG1Andrus Peat
2Landon Turner
C1Max Unger
2Jack Allen
RG1Larry Warford
2Senio Kelemete
RT1Zach Strief
2John Fullington
K1Wil Lutz