Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Drew Christopher Brees (/ˈbriːs/; born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue University.

Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl six times in his career – with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. He was the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the National Football League Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 & 2011, and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. During his Super Bowl victory in 2009, Brees tied a record for most completions in a Super Bowl with 32 (Super Bowl XLIV; tied with Tom Brady). Brees is the only quarterback in NFL history to reach 400+ yards passing in consecutive playoff games, which he has done in three straight postseason games (2010 vs. Seattle; 2011 vs. Detroit; 2011 vs. San Francisco). He was also selected by voters to appear on the cover of EA Sports' Madden NFL 11. Sports Illustrated named him as its 2010 Sportsman of the Year.

Brees holds the NFL single-season record for most passing yards in a season by a quarterback, with 5,476 yards, which he accomplished during the 2011 season. That year Brees also set NFL records for highest completion percentage in a season – 71.2%, most 300+ yard passing games in a season – 13, and most completions in a season – 468. Brees has the highest career completion percentage among all quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 2,500+ attempts – 65.7%. He also has the highest career post-season completion percentage – 66.8%. Brees holds the record for most consecutive games with at least 1 touchdown pass (54), surpassing Johnny Unitas's record of 47 on October 7, 2012. Brees is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 40,000 yards passing. He is also the all-time NFL leader in career passing yards per game.

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Drew Brees - Charity and Volunteer Activities
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List Of NFL Quarterbacks Who Have Passed For 400 Or More Yards In A Game - Quarterbacks With Consecutive Games of 400 or More Yards
... Seven have done so in the regular season, and Drew Brees has done so in the postseason ... Two quarterbacks, Kurt Warner and Brees, have thrown for 400 or more yards in their final post-season game of a season and then passed for 400 or more yards in the ... Brees accomplished the same feat in the New Orleans Saints' loss in the Wild Card round of the 2010–11 NFC playoffs and the Saints' Week 1 loss in the ...
List Of National Football League Records (individual) - Passing - Pass Completion Percentage
2,500 attempts) 65.6, Drew Brees (3,969/6,053), 2001–present Lowest completion percentage, career (min. 1,000 attempts) 43.0, Bobby Douglass, 1969–1978 Highest completion percentage, season 71.23, Drew Brees, 2011 (468/657) Highest completion ...
Curtis Painter - College Career
... He set the Big Ten Conference record in seasonal passing yards, breaking Drew Brees' 3,983 mark with 3,985 ... per game, which was 12th most in the nation, while tying Drew Brees's Big Ten season record with 569 attempts ... his career record numbers amongst the likes of his predecessors in Kyle Orton and Drew Brees ...

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