Drew Brees RUMORS & NEWS

  • Drew Brees and his wife welcome a little addition to their family

    Fox Sports "No family is complete without a daughter, right? Saints star quarterback Drew Brees missed practice Monday for a very good reason. His wife, Brittany, gave birth to a baby girl, and Brees was there to meet his family's newest arrival." August 26

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints QB Drew Brees not out at practice. Haven't heard why, but one possibility -- wife Brittany due any day with 4th child.

  • Drew Brees says he plans to play when Saints travel to Indianapolis on Saturday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to full participation in practice Sunday at the team's headquarters in Metairie and said he would play for the first time in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday at Indianapolis. Brees said there was "no question" he planned to..." August 18

  • Drew Brees does individual drills, but still limited Wednesday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and cornerback Champ Bailey are slowly making their way back to full participation. But they're not there yet. During Wednesday's practice, Brees and Bailey practiced in almost the same fashion as Tuesday, coming to practice in full pads but keeping..." August 13

  • Saints’ Brees still out with oblique strain

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Drew Brees remained sidelined by a left oblique strain during the New Orleans Saints' practice on Monday. But coach Sean Payton described Brees as "day to day" and said the injury is not something that should jeopardize the start of the regular season. "We'll make sure it's..." August 05

  • Drew Brees on plan to play until he's 45: 'I'm serious'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he was being serious when he said last week that he wanted to play until he was 45. Brees, 35, said he knows that playing in the NFL for another decade wouldn't be easy. "I'm serious. I'm not delusional," Brees said after practice on Tuesday at..." July 29

  • Drew Brees Gets Randomly Drug Tested After Saying He Wants to Play Until He's 45

    Bleacher Report "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees can do nothing but laugh at the NFL's random drug-testing system after what happened this past week. The 35-year-old said on Friday that he would like to play football for 10 more years, via NFL.com's Albert Breer: No doubt. There's no question...." July 28

  • Brees believes Cooks can help replace Sproles

    USA Today "The last time I talked to Drew Brees, we were in Orlando at the NFL Players Association meetings in late March, and the conversation inevitably turned to Darren Sproles, whom the New Orleans Saints had traded to the Philadelphia Eagles a few days earlier. Brees, the Saints’ star quarterback,..." June 19

  • Brees believes Saints would be fine without Jimmy Graham

    Sporting News "Drew Brees isn’t hanging his cap on Jimmy Graham. It’s not that the Saints quarterback doesn’t value and appreciate the fact that he has arguably the game’s best tight end — or is it receiver? — on his roster. It’s more about Brees being a realist: If Graham holds out in an extended contract..." June 12

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    Pro Football Focus @PFF

    The best QB rating when aiming at a single WR last season was 139.3. Drew Brees to Kenny Stills. #Saints 10+ points higher than any other

  • Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham: 'Be patient'

    CBSSports.com "Drew Brees knows about negotiations with the Saints under the franchise tag. They're not easy, and they're not fast but they can pay off in a big way. So when Brees speaks to tight end Jimmy Graham, he probably has good advice. Like "be patient." "I just told him be patient," Brees told..." March 22

  • Saints' Drew Brees stepping away from NFLPA executive committee

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will take a step back from his "official" role as a leader in the NFL Players Association as Brees stepped down from his seat on the union's executive committee. Brees had been on the committee since 2008. "I have served as a Player Rep and a member of..." March 19

  • Brees disappointed Saints lost Sproles

    Fox Sports "Drew Brees was in Darren Sproles' ear three years ago when the two were working out together during the NFL lockout. "Bro, you're going to be a Saint, just get that in your head right now," the New Orleans Saints' quarterback recalls telling his once and future teammate. "When this lockout is..." March 18

  • Saints Targeting Drew Brees' Successor High in Draft

    Bleacher Report "Bleacher Report NFL draft expert Matt Miller is in Indianapolis at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. What is Miller hearing from league sources on Day 5? What does the league think of Teddy Bridgewater's stock? Are the Saints really looking at QB prospects? Will the Cardinals address their need at..." February 24

  • Drew Brees and Wife Brittany Expecting Fourth Child

    E News "Drew Brees is not on his way to Super Bowl XLVIII, but the star athlete has an exciting announcement: another baby! The New Orleans Saints quarterback and his wife Brittany are expecting their fourth child, E! News can confirm. The couple revealed the happy news on the red carpet at the..." February 03

  • Brees wants Jimmy back

    Pro Football Talk "Two days after Saints quarterback Drew Brees called Jimmy Graham a tight end, a term that carries a certain sensitivity given the looming application of the franchise tag, Brees made it clear that, regardless of label, Brees want Graham to remain with the team. Appearing on Friday’s edition of..." February 01

  • Brees says Graham is a tight end, not a receiver

    Pro Football Talk "As the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham draw battle lines over whether tight end Jimmy Graham should be considered a tight end or a receiver for purposes of the franchise tag with $4.5 million hanging in the balance, quarterback Drew Brees has offered an opinion. And Graham probably won’t like..." January 29

  • Drew Brees on potential contract restructuring: 'Whatever I can do to help this team'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees brought up his football mortality unprovoked after the New Orleans Saints' loss in the NFC divisional game to Seattle. Brees said he's been in the league for 13 years and he doesn't know how many more times he'll have an opportunity to compete in the NFL, sustain his high level of..." January 14

  • Saints' Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham finish in top 10 overall in Pro Bowl fan voting

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and tight end Jimmy Graham ranked in the overall top 10 of the final Pro Bowl fan balloting results with the selections to be announced Friday night. Brees finished as the second-highest vote-getter in the NFL behind only Denver's Peyton Manning. Graham..." December 27

  • Ahmad Brooks wins appeal on Drew Brees hit

    Pro Football Talk "Even though the NFL said the call on the field was the “absolutely correct call,” it’s at least a free one. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks won his appeal of his $15,750 fine for hitting Saints quarterback Drew Brees a month ago. Brooks appealed..." December 27

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    New Orleans Saints @Saints

    Payton on Brees: "he had a right knee bruise. He was full today" #TBvsNO

  • Drew Brees (knee) listed as limited in Saints practice

    ESPN.com "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was listed as limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury -- though there is no indication that the injury is significant. Brees was on the field during the individual drills that were open to the media at the start of Wednesday's practice -- and..." December 26

  • Drew Brees throwing hand wrapped in ice following Sunday's loss

    ESPN.com "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had his right throwing hand wrapped in ice as he addressed the media following the Saints' 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams. But he suggested it was nothing serious. And Brees played the entire game without any indication of an injury issue. It was..." December 16

  • 49ers' Whitner: Drew Brees a 'little guy' who can't take a hit

    CSN Bay Area "Safety Donte Whitner dreams of a playoff rematch against the New Orleans Saints. A couple days after the 49ers’ loss to the Saints on Oct. 17, Whitner informed the media via Twitter he had some things he wanted to get off his chest. But he did not make himself available to the media last week...." November 28

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    Larry Holder @LarryHolder

    Russell Wilson admitted he used to wear Saints hats as he was such an admirer of Drew Brees. He's not wearing any this week.

  • Drew Brees passes Warren Moon for No. 5 career passing yards

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees is No. 5 on the NFL’s all-time career passing yards list. Brees, who entered tonight’s game with 49,288 career passing yards, has now surpassed Hall of Famer Warren Moon (49,325) for fifth place in NFL history. The 34-year-old Brees is already the NFL’s all-time..." November 22

  • NFL looking at Ahmad Brooks' hit on Drew Brees

    ESPN.com "The NFL is reviewing San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for possible discipline for his illegal hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a blow that seemed a textbook example of the league rule prohibiting defensive players from hitting the quarterback in the head and neck, a..." November 20

  • Brees says 700 yards a 'slight exaggeration'

    ESPN.com "Drew Brees laughed over the phone. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was asked Wednesday to respond to Rex Ryan's statement from Monday, the one where he said Brees will throw for 700 yards if the New York Jets' pass defense doesn't improve. "Obviously," Brees said on a conference call..." October 31

  • Rex Ryan praises brother Rob, Drew Brees

    ESPN.com "New York Jets coach Rex Ryan delivered his usual mix of wit and sarcasm during his conference call with the New Orleans media on Wednesday -- while also throwing in plenty of praise for his brother Rob, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Saints coach Sean Payton. When asked for his..." October 30

  • Drew Brees' durability all the more impressive as NFL teams struggle at quarterback

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "We're at the official halfway point of the NFL season and already 11 teams have had to change quarterbacks because of injuries or ineffectiveness. Rarely does a quarterback change produce success, especially in the NFL, where stability at the position might be the most important factor in a..." October 25

  • Drew Brees named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week the NFL announced Wednesday. Brees threw for 413 yards four touchdowns and no interceptions in a 38-17 win against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night to keep the Saints undefeated. Brees has earned..." October 02

  • Drew Brees, Philip Rivers among Players of the Week

    NFL.com "A couple of 400-yard passing performances lead the NFL's Week 4 Players of the Week awards. Quarterback Philip Rivers continued his career renaissance with a 401-yard three-touchdown torching of the Dallas Cowboys' secondary to take the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Over in the NFC..." October 02

  • Sean Payton will lead Drew Brees to MVP; more bold predictions

    NFL.com "As a man coming off a season-long banishment that sent his franchise into an extended patch of turbulence Sean Payton wouldn't seem to be a likely candidate for a Wanna Get Away? experience. Trust him or anyone else in The Crescent City: He was away far too long. Yet there was Payton on..." August 27

  • Drew Brees files suit against former New Orleans Saint Kevin Houser over tax credit scam

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of the latest to file suit against former Saint Kevin Houser, who sold him bogus tax credits, the Associated Press reported. Brees' suit, filed in federal court Monday according to the AP, contended Houser, a securities broker, allegedly advised him..." June 10

  • New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees lands on Forbes' most influential athlete list

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Combine his record-breaking play and the pile of endorsement deals, and it should be no surprise New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees landed in the top 10 on Forbes' most influential athlete list. Brees ranks sixth on the list with 21-percent influential rate and a 31-percent awareness..." May 07

  • Saints Coach Sean Payton says Drew Brees' job description changed in 2012

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Telepathy was about the only route New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton could use to instruct Drew Brees on how to cure some of his 2012 season passing woes. That didn't work. Payton tried talking to the TV during games, but that didn't work either. "I would be shouting it on the couch like,..." March 21

  • Should Drew Brees take a Tom Brady-type deal?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tom Brady made quite the splash with the news of a contract extension Monday where he dropped his salary cap figure significantly for the next few years. SI.com's Peter King broke the story and explained, "The upshot of the deal is to give the Patriots massive cap relief in a flat-cap era. He..." February 26

  • Drew Brees Contract Re-structure: Saints Facing Similar Crisis to Patriots

    Pats Pulpit "Last offseason, the New England Patriots re-structured the contract of star quarterback Tom Brady. The move dropped Brady's base salary to a neglible amount, and the team spread the rest of the money out via the remaining years as a signing bonus. The move gave the Patriots immediate cap relief,..." February 18

  • Drew Brees Isn't a Top Ten Quarterback

    Canal Street Chronicles "The interwebz has been buzzing since ESPN's Merril Hoge said yesterday that Joe Flacco is now the NFL's best quarterback. Honestly, if we're talking about right now, I think you could make a legitimate argument. He did just win the Super Bowl, for Christ's sake, and throw 11 TDs with 0 INTs..." February 06