Drew Brees RUMORS & NEWS

  • Drew Brees: Panthers’ Kawann Short ‘punched me in the mouth’

    Charlotte Observer "Saints quarterback Drew Brees said Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short punched him in the mouth on a fourth-quarter play that produced a touchdown but left Brees with a bloody lip. Short was flagged for roughing the passer when he hit Brees in the face with his left hand on tight end Josh..." October 17

  • Brees: Davis, Kuechly possibly best LB tandem ever

    ESPN "Forgive Drew Brees for his hyperbole. Even though the New Orleans Saints quarterback has been playing in the NFL for 16 years, he hasn’t run into many true linebacker duos like the Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis -- maybe none, in fact. Many argue that the inside linebacker..." October 15

  • Drew Brees admits Sunday's return to San Diego means 'a little bit more'

    Fox Sports "Drew Brees has been named a first-team All-Pro once and made nine Pro Bowls in his career. He’s thrown for more than 5,000 yards four times in his career and has 436 touchdowns in 16 seasons. Most of those accomplishments have come since the start of the 2006 season, his first with the New..." September 29

  • Saints' Coby Fleener, Drew Brees finally start to find their rhythm

    ESPN "Maybe Drew Brees and Coby Fleener just needed to speed things up. The New Orleans Saints quarterback finally got into a good rhythm with his new tight end in Week 3 -- and it happened while they were frantically playing catch-up in a 45-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Fleener..." September 28

  • Saints wasting Drew Brees' brilliance again

    USA Today "Drew Brees might as well put his house on the market. Because if the Saints' All-Pro quarterback wants to win another Super Bowl, he’s going to have to leave New Orleans. The Saints' 45-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Monday night is the latest evidence that the club is unable to give Brees the..." September 27

  • Drew Brees’s Record-Breaking Games Can’t Mask the Saints’ Stink Forever

    The Ringer "As with the Oakland Raiders the week before, the New Orleans Saints did not win Sunday’s game against the New York Giants even though they really, really should have. Odell Beckham Jr. made eight catches but dropped the one that mattered; the eternally hemorrhaging Saints defense somehow managed..." September 20

  • Brees passes Marino for 3rd all-time in passing yards

    Fox Sports "Drew Brees reached yet another significant milestone Sunday. With an eight 8-yard completion to Coby Fleener in the second quarter, Brees topped Dan Marino (61,361 yards) for third place on the all-time passing yardage list." September 18

  • JPP thinks he can be the difference against Drew Brees this year

    New York Post "All week, the Giants have relived the misery inflicted by the Saints last season, recounting the embarrassment of allowing 52 points. The defense watched the highlights it remembered too well, ashamed that 49 points from the offense wasn’t enough. For Jason Pierre-Paul, it is easy to believe..." September 16

  • Representatives for Brees eyed the Cardinals during stalled extension talks

    CBS Sports "Star quarterback Drew Brees re-signed with the Saints for another year this past week, an eventuality many other teams always expected. But that doesn't mean they were not following what became a long saga of negotiations closely on the off chance the potential Hall of Famer actually played out a..." September 11

  • Drew Brees enthusiastically lets his boys play football

    Pro Football Talk "As brain injuries have become a bigger concern, more parents express doubts about letting their children play tackle football. Saints quarterback Drew Brees, however, is an enthusiastic football dad. “Do my boys play? Oh, yeah. They knock the crap out of each other,” Brees said. Brees said..." September 10

  • Drew Brees, Saints agree on 1-year contract extension

    NFL.com "Armed with an exceptional dose of leverage, Drew Brees imposed a negotiating deadline that succeeded in spurring action for a lucrative new contract. The New Orleans Saints have agreed in principle with Brees on a one-year contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a..." September 08

  • Drew Brees, Saints 'relatively close' on extension

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees are "relatively close" in negotiations for an extension, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder. "It looks like something could get done," one source told Werder. Sources told Werder on Monday the Saints and Brees' agent, Tom Condon, had resumed talks..." September 07

  • Drew Brees deal “all but done”

    Pro Football Talk "Last night, it was close. Now, it’s nearly complete. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that a new deal between the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees is “all but done.” An agreement in principle, along with details regarding the terms, are expected soon. Brees initially..." September 07

  • Drew Brees: “I’ll be here as long as they’ll have me”

    Pro Football Talk "Drew Brees said moments after signing a contract extension that he believes he’ll retire a Saint. “I’m humbled and honored, and have been since the day I first set foot here as a New Orleans Saint. It’s been an incredible journey and I hope to continue that journey for quite a bit longer,”..." September 07

  • Brees seeking 4-year deal worth $100M

    Larry Brown Sports "Drew Brees still hasn’t signed on long-term with the New Orleans Saints, and now that we have an idea of what he wants, we can start to understand why. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Brees wants a four year commitment from the Saints with a salary in the $100 million range." September 05

  • Drew Brees 'wholeheartedly' disagrees with Colin Kaepernick's method of protest

    ESPN "Drew Brees said he felt compelled to speak out against Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem, saying Monday that it was "bothering me all day long." The New Orleans Saints quarterback, who has long been a passionate supporter of the military, stressed that he has no..." August 30

  • Drew Brees outlines why players don't trust the NFL

    Sporting News "Drew Brees, who as a member of the NFLPA Executive Committee was part of the 2011 CBA negotiations, of all people should know all about the relationship between the NFL and its players. The Saints quarterback was candid when speaking about issues facing the league during an interview on the..." August 26

  • Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Roger Goodell

    Larry Brown Sports "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows what it’s like to be the victim of Roger Goodell’s firm disciplinary hand, and he believes that there are major trust issues between the league office and the players. Brees told CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday that a multitude of..." August 25

  • Brees Wants Long-Term Extension; Saints Not Interested

    Bleacher Report "Does New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees still want a long-term deal? Can the Saints commit enough guaranteed money? Has Brees shown any signs of wear? Watch in the video above as Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole discusses." August 11

  • Saints GM: Drew Brees’ contract situation is not a ‘distraction’

    Sportsnaut "With the start of the NFL regular season quickly approaching, it is looking more like the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees may not come to terms on a new contract. However, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn’t believe that the unsettled situation with Brees should..." July 28

  • Saints GM: “No progress” on talks with Brees

    Pro Football Talk "As the Saints arrived in West Virginia for training camp Wednesday, general manager Mickey Loomis told reporters that the sides “have not made any progress” an a potential contract extension for veteran quarterback Drew Brees. Though Loomis going on the record with that means it’s news, it’s no..." July 27

  • Drew Brees: No contract talks with Saints in last 3 months

    ESPN "Drew Brees won't have a new contract in place before the New Orleans Saints kick off training camp, unless something changes drastically in the next few days. Even though other quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco have gotten long-term extensions done this offseason, Brees said Saturday..." July 23

  • Sean Payton says Drew Brees isn't slowing down, won't put time limit on his career

    CBS Sports "The New Orleans Saints enter the 2016 season with plenty of questions, including a huge question mark at the quarterback position. Drew Brees shouldn't have any issues in 2016 after leading the league in passing last year, but his contract is up after this season. Making him play out a one-year..." July 12

  • Sean Payton, Drew Brees leave contract talks up to Saints, agent, Payton tells Rich Eisen Show

    The New Orleans Advocate "Sean Payton was at the beach, enjoying his Fourth of July weekend, when he glanced at his Twitter account and saw one of his players making a dubious decision. His most important player. There was a picture of Drew Brees, clinging tightly to a homemade zipline in his Del Mar, Calif., backyard,..." July 11

  • Saints roast NFL for leaving Drew Brees off best free agent signings list

    Larry Brown Sports "With football in somewhat of a dead period at the moment, the NFL Network decided to fill some space on Wednesday morning by discussing the best free agent signings in league history. The New Orleans Saints are stunned no analyst mentioned a certain quarterback who has been lighting up opposing..." July 06

  • Sean Payton does not approve of Drew Brees’ 4th of July weekend activity

    Sportsnaut "Drew Brees is pretty much the biggest difference between winning and losing for the New Orleans Saints, so staying healthy is of utmost importance. Head coach Sean Payton would certainly agree with this, which is likely why he was less than pleased with what Brees is doing this 4th of July weekend." July 03

  • Drew Brees remains confident contract will be worked out, wants to retire a Saint

    USA Today "Saints quarterback Drew Brees hasn’t changed his view: he still sees himself retiring in New Orleans. Entering the final year of his current deal and contract talks “ongoing”, Brees remains confident that an extension will work itself out. "I’ve been through that a few times, so you know..." June 22

  • 'Quarterbacking robot' Drew Brees deserves to get paid, Zach Strief says on radio

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief referred to Drew Brees as a "quarterbacking robot" who deserves more than any other player to be taken care of financially, he said in a SiriusXM radio interview Sunday. "Nobody deserves to be paid and to be compensated more than him," Strief..." June 06

  • Here's what could cause problems for Drew Brees getting a new deal from Saints

    CBS Sports "The last time the Saints and Drew Brees hammered out a contract, they went through this long offseason charade of pretending to play out the franchise tag. The Saints had no choice but to pay Brees what he wanted, even if they waited until the last possible moment to hand him $100 million over..." June 06

  • Saints rookie Michael Thomas impresses Drew Brees during Thursday’s organized team activity

    The New Orleans Advocate "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees looked out at the defense and then over to his right to wide receiver Michael Thomas. The defense was in a prevent look, with several players lined up in a straight line about 10 or 12 yards down the field. It was a look the defense used several times..." June 03

  • Payton agrees with Brees’ decision not to talk contract during season

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently applied a deadline for extending his contract, which currently is entering its final year. Once the regular season starts, Brees won’t be interested in talking. His head coach agrees with that approach. “Just having seen the interview and his comments,..." May 29

  • Drew Brees, Saints have not discussed extension in two months

    Larry Brown Sports "Drew Brees is entering the final season of his five year contract, and he and the Saints haven’t tried to work out a new one in nearly two months. Brees made the admission Wednesday and said he’d rather not deal with it during the season. “I don’t like to talk about contract during the..." May 26

  • Drew Brees applies deadline to talks with Saints on a new deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still haven’t worked out a new deal that reduces his salary-cap number for 2016 below $30 million. There’s now an apparent deadline for getting a deal done. “I don’t like to talk about contracts during the season,” Brees said Wednesday, via the Associated..." May 26

  • Drew Brees will participate in Saints' OTAs despite lingering contract talks

    ESPN "Drew Brees' contract talks haven’t been going anywhere this offseason. But they won’t keep him off of the New Orleans Saints' practice field. Brees told ESPN that he will participate in OTA practices when they kick off on Tuesday. “I’m not missing any offseason,” Brees said. That’s not..." May 23

  • Special needs boy bursts into tears after meeting idol Drew Brees

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave a special needs boy the surprise of a lifetime Monday while in Shreveport, La. for a speaking engagement, taking time out of his visit to chat with the boy and give him an autograph. Ten-year-old Hunter Glass, who has cerebral palsy and was born 12..." May 17

  • The Saints seem just fine with Drew Brees' $30 million cap hit and pending free agency

    Canal Street Chronicles "Cap Hell? What Cap Hell? By now, if you still believe in the proverbial "Salary Cap Hell" in the NFL, then you haven't been paying attention, especially to the dealings of one Mickey Loomis, General Manager of the New Orleans Saints. There truly is no such thing as a cap hell in the NFL, not..." May 13

  • Drew Brees’ agent: Saints seem satisfied holding current cap of $30 million

    Sportsnaut "Barring a new deal, Drew Brees is going to cost the New Orleans Saints $30 million this season. And according to his agent, Tom Condon, the Saints don’t seem inclined to make an adjustment at this time. When Brees originally signed his five-year, $100 million contract, it was thought by..." May 11

  • Drew Brees doubts Saints will pick first-round QB

    NFL.com "As we approach the 2016 NFL Draft, many mock drafts -- especially the ones done by our talented experts here at NFL Media -- are linking the New Orleans Saints to Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. However, there are plenty linking the Saints with a quarterback, too. NFL Media Insider..." April 28

  • Drew Brees: Roger Goodell has too much power

    ESPN "Drew Brees took aim at the disciplinary power of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday when asked for his reaction to the league's Deflategate penalties against Tom Brady being reinstated by a federal appeals court. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said Goodell's ability to serve as..." April 27

  • Drew Brees: Contract talks with Saints “ongoing”

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ contract has been a talking point all offseason and discussion flared up again over the weekend with Ed Werder of ESPN’s report that Brees offered to address his deal in order to create cap space to sign cornerback Josh Norman. That didn’t happen and Norman signed..." April 26

  • The Saints-Brees P.R. battle quietly has begun

    Pro Football Talk "The report that Saints quarterback Drew Brees was willing to re-do his contract to help the Saints sign cornerback Josh Norman, which emerged after it was too late for the Saints to sign Josh Norman, seems on the surface to be good news for a team that desperately needs to chop down its franchise..." April 23