Who is Drew Brees?

Drew Brees is an American professional footballer who plays as a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League (NFL). His professional career started when the San Diego Chargers selected him in the NFL Draft of 2001. With the most career passing yards and the most career pass completions in the National Football League, he also holds the record for being the fastest player to reach 70 thousand career passing yards.

Quick Info 
Full NameAndrew Christopher Brees
Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1979
Birth PlaceDallas, Texas, United States
Parent(s)Eugene Wilson Brees II
Mina Ruth
ProfessionAmerican Football Quarterback
SpouseBrittany Brees
Age41 years
Height6 ft 0 in
Children4
Net WorthUS $160 million

Bio

Drew Brees’ has his full name as Andrew Christopher Brees. He was born on 15 January 1979 in Dallas, Texas, to his father, Eugene Wilson Brees II, a trial lawyer, mother, Mina Ruth, an attorney. He grew up alongside his brother, Reid Brees, and his sister, Audrey Brees. Besides this, he is currently 41 years old with the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Drew Brees stands as an American nationality and belongs of English, Irish, German and French descent. He is a Christian and practices Christianity as his religion. Besides this, Drew stands at a height of 6 feet (183cms/1.83m) tall and weighs around 95kgs (209lbs). Moreover, he has a muscular body with blue-colored eyes and lights brown colored hair.

 

Education

Drew Brees studied in the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School situated in Austin and completed his high-school from the Westlake High School in Travis County.

 

Personal Life

Drew Brees is married to Brittany Brees. The couple got married in 1999 and has been together ever since, blessed with three sons, Baylen, Bowen, Callen, and a daughter, Rylen.

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Social

Drew Brees is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@drewbrees) has over 1.7 million followers and is also available on Twitter (@drewbrees). His official Facebook page (@DB9NFL) has over 1.9 million likes and followers.

 

Career

Drew Brees started his professional career with the San Diego Chargers and played a single game in 2001 and his debut season. In the year 2002, he played 16 games, and in the 2003 season, he played a total of 11 games. Likewise, Drew played with the Chargers in the 2004 and 2005 seasons, in which Brees played a total of 15 and 15 matches, respectively. In the year 2006, he played with the New Orleans Saints for a total of 16 games. He also led the most passing yards, with 4418 passing yards in 2006.

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Likewise, he was the AP NFL Offensive Player of the year twice in 2008 and 2011. He also set the record with the New Orleans Saints in 2016 when he completed his career-high of 471 passes. Taysom Hill was also a quarterback player at the time. Moreover, he also set the NFL record for the highest passing percentage when he finished the 2018 season with a total of 74.4%. He had developed many other records when he completed 7086 passes with over 79 thousand yards of passes completed. Tom Bardy lies in the 4th position of the 2019 season with 60.8 percentage.

Moreover, he has also played 16 games in the NFL playoffs and completed 434 passes with 34 passing touchdowns.

 

Achievements

Drew Brees won the NFL Offensive Player of the year award once in 2008 and once in 2011. He also won the Bert Bell Award in 2009, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 2006, also awarded with the Maxwell Award in 2000, and the NFL Comeback Player of the year in 2004.

 

Net Worth

Drew Brees earns mostly from his football career, and as of the year 2020, he has an approximate net worth of $160 million.

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