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Draft Scout Drew Brees News
09/19/16 - QB Drew Brees' 263 passing yards bumped his career total to 61,589 yards. That moved him ahead of Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins for third place on the NFL's all-time passing yardage total leaderboard. Only Peyton Manning (71,940) and Brett Favre (71,838) have more career passing yards.
09/12/16 - QB Drew Brees completed 28 of 42 for 423 and four touchdowns in the season opener, his 14th 400-yard passing game, which tied Peyton Manning for an NFL record.
Brees and Brandin Cooks connected on a franchise-record 98-yard touchdown pass with 7:52 left in the third quarter.
09/07/16 - QB Drew Brees and the Saints finally agreed to contract extension on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old Brees will receive $44.25 million fully guaranteed over the next two years and gets more than the $20 million in 2016, according to ESPN and NFL Network. The extension will be announced as a five-year deal but contains an automatic void to two years.
Brees led the NFL in passing for the fourth time in five seasons last year with 4,870 yards in just 15 games played as the Saints went 7-9. He completed 68.3 percent of his 428 passes with 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, keeping his average during the lifetime of his current deal with the Saints over 5,000 yards and 37 touchdowns per season. His decade in New Orleans has been the most prolific run of any quarterback in NFL history.
01/03/16 - QB Drew Brees played through plantar fasciitis late in the season, but still put up big numbers. He was 32-for-42 for 323 yards and a touchdown Sunday, giving 4,870 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the season. Brees said he hopes coach Sean Payton returns and that he does not want to play for any other team than the Saints.
12/31/15 - QB Drew Brees (foot) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday and likely will play Sunday against the Falcons.