Drew Brees is a former American football quarterback for NLF’s New Orleans Saints for most of his career. Moreover, Drew Brees has the second-highest NFL career pass completion percentage along with being second in career touchdown passes, career passing yards, career pass completions, and career pass attempts. In 2020, he retired and joined as an analyst at NBC Sunday Night Football.
Table of Biography
Drew Christopher Brees best known as Drew Brees was born on 15 January 1979 in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America. As of now, he is 43 years old and he is a citizen of the United States. In addition, his zodiac sign is Capricorn and his ethnicity is unknown. Talking about his parents, he is the son of Eugene Wilson Brees II (father) and Mina Brees (mother).
His both parents worked in a law firm where his father was a trial lawyer and his mother was a popular attorney. He has two siblings whose names are Audrey and Reid Brees. When Drew was seven years old, his parents got divorced.
He attended the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School where he shows his interest in three sports basketball, baseball, and football. However, he was more interested in football where he led the ‘Westlake High School’ football team to a 16-0 victory and state championship. Later, he enrolled at Purdue University and graduated with a degree in Industrial Management in 2001.
Talking about his professional career, he started playing under ‘San Diego Chargers’ when he was chosen in the 2001 NFL Draft. Moreover, he made his debut against Kansas City Chiefs on 4th November 2001. In the 2004 season, he plays 15 games and managed to assist his team in acquiring a 12-4 victory. The team won the ‘AFC West’ tournament after a decade and he was an obvious choice for the ‘2004 Pro Bowl’. In 2005, he had torn his labrum and went on to surgery. When the ‘San Diego Chargers’ did not increase his payment, he joined the other team and signed a contract for six years at $60 million on 14th March 2006.
Moreover, his team managed to claim the ‘NFC South Division’ title after the team battled with the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. He was selected as the starting quarterback for the ‘2007 Pro Bowl’ after collecting 4418 passing yards and 26 touchdowns. In 2008, he finished with 5,069 yards, making him only the second quarterback in NFL history to do so.
His outstanding performance during his six-year contract ensured an extension, and on July 13, 2012, the ‘New Orleans Saints’ offered him a five-year contract worth $100 million, the highest amount ever paid to a player in the NFL. On October 4, 2015, he completed a stunning 80-yard touchdown throw to C.J. Spiller, which helped the team win the game 26-20 against the Dallas Cowboys.
More About NFL Career
Later that year, in only 215 games, he surpassed the 60,000-yard mark. He had a 96-match winning streak with unbroken 300-yard games that year. He finished the 2016 season with a completion percentage of 70%, however with his excellent performance of 5,208 passing yards, his team failed to make the playoffs. In 2020, he announced his retirement and joined as an analyst at NBC Sunday Night Football.
Awards and Net Worth
As an NFL player, he has earned several awards and nominations. He was a finalist for the ‘Davey O’Brien Award,’ in 1999. He earned the Maxwell Award for ‘Nation’s Outstanding Player’ the following year. During his NCAA football career, he was awarded the ‘Big Ten Medal of Honor’ three times. Moreover, he was awarded the ‘Purdue’s Leonard Wilson Award’ by his university for his dedication and selflessness.
He was also inducted into the ‘Purdue’s Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame’ in 2009. Moreover, he was named co-chair of the ‘Council of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’ alongside gymnast Dominique Dawes by US President Barack Obama in 2010. Drew Brees has earned a huge sum of money in his career. As of now, he has an estimated net worth of $120 million as an NFL player.
Drew Brees is a married man. He married Brittany Dudchenko on 3rd February 2003. The couple has four kids whose names are Baylen Robert Brees, Bowen Christopher Brees, Callen Christian Brees, and Rylen Judith Brees.
As of now, Drew Brees is not a part of any controversy nor got in rumors. Apart from them, he is focusing on his career as an NFL player.
Body measurement and Social media
Drew Brees is 6 feet tall and weighs about 95 kg and has blue eyes and light brown hair in color. Moreover, there is no more detailed information regarding Drew other body measurements.
On his Facebook, there are more than 1.9 million followers and on his Instagram, there are more than 1.8 million followers. Moreover, there are more than 3.1 million followers.