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Encyclopedia > Drew Brees
Drew Brees

Brees standing on the sidelines during the 2007 Pro Bowl
New Orleans SaintsNo. 9
Quarterback
Date of Birth: January 15, 1979 (1979-01-15) (age 28)
Place of Birth: Austin, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
National Football League Debut
2001 for the San Diego Chargers
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. The San Diego Chargers originally selected him as the first pick of the 2001 NFL Draft's second round. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Chargers redirects here. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... The Chicago Tribune Silver Football is awarded by the Chicago Tribune to the college football player determined to be the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a players volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Purdue redirects here. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2001 National Football League Draft , took place on April 21 and April 22, 2001 at the theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. ... Chargers redirects here. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... NFL redirects here. ... Chargers redirects here. ... The 2001 National Football League Draft , took place on April 21 and April 22, 2001 at the theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. ...

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Early years

Brees attended Westlake High School in his hometown Austin, Texas. As a senior, he led Westlake to the 1996 5A Division II State Championship, and won with a 55-15 rout over Abilene Cooper at the Texas Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Westlake finished that season 16-0, their only undefeated season to date. Brees was named Class 5A's most valuable offensive player that year as he threw for 3,528 yards and 31 touchdowns.[1] Westlake High Schools Experimental Interrogation Facility Westlake High School is a school in Austin, Texas in the Eanes Independent School District. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... Cooper High School (commonly reffered to as Abilene Cooper) is a public, co-educational secondary school in Abilene, Texas. ... Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... Dallas redirects here. ...


College career

Brees graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He left Purdue with Big Ten Conference records in passing yards (11,792), touchdown passes (90), total offensive yards (12,693), completions (1,026), and attempts (1,678). He also led the Boilermakers to the 2001 Rose Bowl, Purdue's first appearance in Pasadena since 1967. Brees was a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback in 1999. Brees won the Maxwell Award as the nation's outstanding player of 2000 and won the NCAA's Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2001. Brees was also fourth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1999 and 3rd in 2000. Purdue redirects here. ... West Lafayette is a city located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... OBrien Award logo The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... This article is about the year. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Todays Top VII Award is given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)to honor eight outstanding senior student-athletes of the preceding calendar year. ... Heisman redirects here. ...


In Brees' sophomore season, Brees led the team on an 80 yard drive with 1:25 left in the 1998 Builders Square Alamo Bowl versus #4 ranked Kansas State, capping it off with a 25 yard touchdown pass to senior WR Ike Jones with :45 seconds left in regulation. The win was significant in that it is only one of two times an unranked team has upset a Top 5 ranked team in a bowl game, the other being the 1984 Rose Bowl, in which UCLA, led by future college head coach Rick Neuheisel at quarterback, engineered a 45-10 upset of #3 ranked Illinois. He also appeared on the cover of the Sega Sports NCAA College Football 2K2: Road To The Rose Bowl for the Sega Dreamcast. Richard Gerald Rick Neuheisel, Jr. ... [[== Prima di tutto direi che la Sega e latto della masturbazione, mi sembra dovuto. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ...


As a senior Brees was named the Academic All-America Player of Year, the first Purdue Boilermaker since Bruce Brineman (1989) to earn national academic honors. Brees also was awarded for his humble and productive attitude when he was the recipient of Purdue’s Leonard Wilson Award for unselfishness and dedication. Additionally, Brees guided the Boilermakers to their first Rose Bowl appearance in over a quarter-century. Brees locked up the bowl berth by leading Purdue to a hard-earned October victory over Ohio State, capping the Big Ten battle with a 64 yard touchdown pass to wideout Seth Morales, a walk-on transfer from Butler University. Replays of the scoring pass show that Brees had the rare discipline to go through his receivers to the fourth option on the play.


NFL career

2001 NFL Draft

Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick in the second round in 2001. The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ...


While Brees was a senior at Purdue, he and LaDainian Tomlinson (then a running back for Texas Christian University) joked at a Heisman awards ceremony about how it would be great if they could be on the same team, because they attended nearby high schools in Texas and even played with each other in a league all star game. With the 2001 draft, they did end up on the same team. Tomlinson and Brees made a vow to turn the Chargers team around.[2] Brees played in his first-career game on November 4, 2001 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He won the starting job over Doug Flutie during training camp before the start of the 2002 season, but was later replaced during the 2003 season by Flutie. LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heisman redirects here. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football quarterback. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Brees has claimed that his relationship with his mother, Mina Brees, an attorney in Austin, Texas, suffered when he did not choose her as his agent. Later, during the election season of 2006, Brees threatened to sue his mother if she continued to use his image in her campaign effort to become a judge, citing that their relationship had become "nonexistent" since the draft.[3]


Early career

In his rookie season, Brees played only one game under head coach Mike Riley and earned a passer rating of 94.8. In his second year, he passed for 3,284 yards and 17 touchdowns under new head coach Marty Schottenheimer. The Chargers looked to turn Brees' second season into a successful one as they started 4-0. However, a series of losses forced the Chargers into a .500 at 8-8, while Brees earned a 76.9 passer rating for the season. Brees was named the starter for the 2003 season, passing for a career low 2,108 yards and earning a 67.5 rating. The Chargers went 4-12 under the leadership of both Brees and Flutie. San Diego earned the first overall pick with said record, and through a deal with the New York Giants got Philip Rivers for Eli Manning. However, due to the long contract negotiations between Rivers and the Chargers, Brees started the following season and had a break out year. Mike Riley (b. ... Martin Edward Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. ... Philip Rivers (born December 8, 1981 in Decatur, Alabama) is an American football player who plays quarterback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ...


Comeback

Drew's career with the Chargers was briefly put in jeopardy after San Diego acquired N.C. State's Philip Rivers. After the trade, it was almost certain Brees' days as the Chargers' starting QB were over. However, Rivers held out nearly all of training camp. This forced the Chargers coaching staff to give Brees one last look and Drew persevered to remain the starter throughout the 2004 season and jump to near the top of the league's statistical rankings. Brees held the third best rating in the NFL, at 104.8 (behind Peyton Manning and Daunte Culpepper). Brees was selected to the 2005 NFL Pro Bowl following his impressive 2004 season. He was also named 2004 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. The Rivers-Manning trade was a NFL trade that occurred on the first day of the 2004 NFL Draft. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Daunte Culpepper (born January 28, 1977 in Ocala, Florida) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ...


Brees became a free agent after the 2004 season and was not expected to return to San Diego, which had already committed a large sum of money to Rivers. The team eventually designated Brees as a franchise player, giving him a one-year contract that quadrupled his pay to $8 million for the 2005 season


Under the terms of the "franchise player" contract, Brees was eligible to be traded, but the Chargers would have had to receive two future first round draft choices in return. He was not traded and continued to start the remainder of the 2005 season. In the Halloween 2004 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, he completed 22 out of 25 passes for 281 yards and 5 TDs in a 41-14 victory. He followed that productive performance the next week versus the New Orleans Saints, where he went 22 of 36 for 257 yards and 4 TD in a 43-17 triumph. He would finish the season with 3,159 passing yards, 27 TD, and only 7 INT giving him a QB rating of 104.8. In the postseason, he threw for 319 yards and 2 TD with 1 INT on 31 of 42 passing in a losing effort against the New York Jets in Qualcomm Stadium in overtime (17-20). City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Qualcomm Stadium (a. ...


Brees continued his productive play in 2005, as he posted a career high in passing yards with 3,576. Brees also posted an 89.2 rating, which was the 10th best in the NFL. Additionally, during the 2005 season he led the Chargers to a win over the New England Patriots at New England, thus breaking a home-winning streak held by the Patriots at Gillette Stadium while posting a 137.5 rating resulting from 19 of 24 passing, 248 yards, 2 TD, and 0 INT. Later that season, Drew led the Chargers to a 48-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. He completed 28 of 33 passing for 399 yards and four touchdowns. Brees battled through 3 turnovers (2 INT, 1 fumble) to throw a 54 yard pass that would set up a field goal which regained the lead in a crucial game against the previously undefeated Indianapolis Colts 26-17.[4] City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Gillette Stadium is the home stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970...


Injury

In the last game of the 2005 season against the Denver Broncos, Brees injured his shoulder while trying to pick up a fumble of his after being hit by Denver Broncos safety John Lynch, Denver tackle Gerard Warren hit Brees while he was on the ground, a legal but questionable hit that caused the injury. Brees underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder on January 5, 2006. Subsequent reports mention rotator cuff damage as well, making the injury much more serious than it was originally described. Then in an interview given in July 2006, he acknowledged that the labrum injury was much worse than originally known and he had also suffered a partially torn rotator cuff. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... John Terrence Lynch (born September 25, 1971 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a standout American football defensive back in the NFL who currently plays for the Denver Broncos. ... Gerard T. Warren (born July 25, 1978 in Lake City, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Florida with the third pick in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. ... Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is the process where a joint is operated on using an arthroscope, a small fibre optic camera. ... The glenoidal labrum (glenoid ligament) is a fibrocartilaginous rim attached around the margin of the glenoid cavity. ... The rotator cuff (rotor cuff) is an anatomical term given to the group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. ...


Brees was selected as first alternate to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2006, he would have played in his second consecutive Pro Bowl due to the injury to Carson Palmer; however, his own injury dictated that the AFC Pro Bowl roster would have to be filled by second alternate Jake Plummer. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California), is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. ... Jason Plummer redirects here. ...


New Orleans

After the injury, San Diego Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith told Brees that the team wanted him back to full strength and that they wanted him to lead them to a championship. Brees, eligible for free agency, saw the request as a sign that he would be back in a Chargers uniform. He stated in a local San Diego radio interview that he was willing to take less than "franchise-type" money to be with a Super Bowl contender. However, as negotiations began between Brees' agent Tom Condon and the Chargers, it became apparent that the Chargers were more concerned about Brees' injury than they had previously let on. The team offered Brees a 5-year, $50 million contract that paid $2 million in base salary the first year and the rest heavily based on performance incentives, notably that he line up under center 75% of the season. Brees took the incentive-based offer as a sign of no confidence by the Chargers and promptly demanded the type of money a top 5 "franchise" quarterback would receive. A.J. Smith (born February 28, 1949) is an American professional football executive, currently serving as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the San Diego Chargers. ... Tom Condon, named the most powerful agent in football by Sporting News 2006, heads the Football Division of Creative Artists Agency with fellow superagent Ben Dogra. ...


After the Chargers refused to increase their offer, Brees met with other teams. New Orleans and the Miami Dolphins were interested in him. New Orleans made him a large offer that included $10 million in guaranteed money the first year and a $12 million option the second year. Miami asked Brees if he would be willing to take less guaranteed money so they could fit him under their salary cap, but Brees refused and also did not accept the suspicious results of a grueling 6-hour physical in Miami. The Dolphins ended negotiations with him and traded for Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper instead. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Daunte Culpepper (born January 28, 1977 in Ocala, Florida) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. ...


Brees then quickly signed a 6-year, $60 million deal with the New Orleans Saints on March 14, 2006. The Saints hoped the former Comeback Player of the Year could improve the team and lead them to the playoffs. Brees also claimed he was impressed by the team's newfound commitment to winning and their confidence in him as a player. The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ...


Brees had a productive year in 2006. He threw a league-leading 4,418 passing yards, finished third in the league with 26 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions and a 96.2 passer rating.[5] On November 19, 2006 he also achieved a career best 510 passing yards in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. On December 19, 2006, Brees was named the starting quarterback for the NFC team in the 2007 Pro Bowl. On January 5, 2007, Brees was named the first runner-up behind former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson for league MVP by the Associated Press. He was also co-recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award (which he shared with LaDainian) at the conclusion of the season. The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a players volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. ...


On January 13, 2007, in his first playoff game for New Orleans, Brees was 20-32 in passing attempts with 1 touchdown and no interceptions vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in the Louisiana Superdome. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... The Louisiana Superdome, often informally referred to simply as the Superdome, The Dome or even the New Orleans Superdome is a large, multi-purpose sports and exhibition facility located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


On January 21, 2007, Brees led the Saints to the franchise's first NFC Championship Game against the Chicago Bears. Though he completed 27 of 49 passes for 354 yards, and two touchdowns, Brees committed three costly turnovers. He was also penalized for an intentional grounding in the endzone, resulting in a safety. The Saints eventually lost to the Bears, 39-14.[6] After the season, Brees dislocated his left elbow during the first quarter of the 2007 Pro Bowl.[7] is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2006 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XLI. // at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana Game time: 4:30 p. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ...


On September 24, 2007, Brees threw 4 interceptions and fumbled once in a game against the Tennessee Titans. This performance is being considered the worst start of his NFL career. The Saints began the season 0-4, in which Bress totaled 1 TD and 9 interceptions. He has rebounded since, leading the Saints to four consecutive victories with 11 TDs and only 1 interception to improve his TD-INT ratio to 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.


Personal

Brees endeared himself to New Orleans far beyond the playing field. He and his wife Brittany chose to purchase and renovate a home in Uptown New Orleans, and he also involved himself heavily in charities engaged in Hurricane Katrina recovery.[8] On February 18th, 2007, Brees was honored by the Krewe of Bacchus (a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade club) as the 2007 Bacchus Grand Marshal. This was only the second time in the Krewe's 39 year history that they named a Grand Marshal. Brees wears contact lenses when he plays football; this fact was cited during the first game of the regular season against the Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints where Brees had one of them knocked out during a play. Brees had to return to the sideline to get it replaced. Uptown is a large area of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans was catastrophic due to failure of the flood protection that experts agree worldwide should have protected the city. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Krewe of Bacchus was formed in 1968 to parade during the New Orleans Mardi Gras and is largely attributed with transforming and revitalizing the annual celebration into its modern form. ... A soft contact lens A contact lens (also known as contact, for short) is a corrective or cosmetic lens placed on the cornea of the eye atop the iris. ...


Achievements

  • 4th in 1999 Heisman trophy voting
  • 3rd in 2000 Heisman Trophy voting
  • 2000 Maxwell award
  • Socrates Award for top college athlete in terms of academics
  • Won 3 AFC Player of the week awards
  • Won 2 NFC Player of the week awards
  • Won 4 FedEx quarterback of the week awards
  • 2004 Comeback player of the year
  • 2004 Pro Bowl selection
  • 2004 San Diego Chargers team MVP
  • 2005 Pro Bowl first alternate
  • 2006 Pro Bowl NFC Starter
  • 2006 First Team AP All Pro
  • 2nd in 2006 Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year voting
  • 2nd in 2006 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player voting
  • Brees has the 18th best season for passing yards in NFL history
  • Brees had the best quarterback rating in San Diego Chargers history

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Career stats

Year Team G-S Passing
Att.-Comp.
Yards Pct. TD Int. Long Sacks-Lost Pass
Rating
2001 San Diego 1-0 27-15 221 .556 1 0 40 2-12 94.8
2002 San Diego 16-16 526-320 3,284 .608 17 16 52 24-180 76.9
2003 San Diego 11-11 356-205 2,108 .576 11 15 68 21-178 67.5
2004 San Diego 15-15 400-262 3,159 .655 27 7 79 18-131 104.8
2005 San Diego 16-16 500-323 3,576 .646 24 15 54 27-223 89.2
2006 New Orleans 16-16 554-356 4,418 .643 26 11 86 18-105 96.2
2007 New Orleans 8-8 335-225 2,175 .672 14 12 58 5-38 84.6
Totals 83-82 2,698-1,706 18,941 .632 118 74 86 115-867 87.2
Postseason 3-3 123-78 916 .634 5 2 88 8-46 92.7

References

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ArmchairGM - Drew Brees - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0 (1922 words)
Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick in the second round (32nd overall) in 2001.
Brees was named the starter of 2003, but failed to prove himself worthy of the job as he posted his worst season ever, with a career low 2108 yards and 67.5 rating.
Brees was selected as first alternate to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2006, he would have played in his second consecutive Pro Bowl due to the injury to Carson Palmer; however, his own injury dictated that the AFC Pro Bowl roster would have to be filled by second alternate Jake Plummer.
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