Drew Brees is a professional American football player. He is currently the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League. Brees recently signed a $100 million, 5-year deal with the Saints. He has now the highest average annual pay in the NFL.
After playing college football for Purdue, he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001 (second round, pick 32). He played for the Chargers until 2005, then moved to Saints.
He was named Sportsman of the Year in 2010 by Sports Illustrated magazine.
Born: January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas
Weight: 207 lbs
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- Set single-season records in 2011 for 468 completions, 5476 passing yards and 71.2 completion percentage
- Led the Saints to two NFC South Division titles in 3 seasons
- NFL Comeback Player of the Year, 2004
- NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 2008
- Most Valuable Player, Super Bowl XLIV
- AP Male Athlete of the Year, 2010
- Sportsman of the Year, 2010