Drew Brees

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Height / Weight
6'0" / 209 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
January 15, 1979 (41)
Experience
20th Season
Drafted
2001 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 32 (LAC)
College
Purdue

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Drew Brees News

Drew Brees Focusing On Throwing The Deep Ball

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees focused his offseason training on throwing the deep ball. The 41-year-old stated his goal was to throw a 60-yard pass and proceeded to work at it since March, deploying unique training methods because of the coronavirus pandemic. Brees said "there have been moments of discovery" and that he hopes it pays dividends on the field. That would be nice for both the Saints and fantasy managers who draft him, considering he has looked downfield less and less as he's aged. Pro Football Focus ranked him just 22nd as a deep-ball passer and only Jimmy Garoppolo threw deep less in 2019. Brees remains as accurate as ever and should have a solid floor most weeks for fantasy. Perhaps his offseason workouts will help him look downfield more, giving him better upside in 2020.

Aug. 1st • 1:33 PM
Drew Brees Continues To Find Success Under Pressure

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' 105.9 passer rating under pressure in 2019 is the second-best mark in a single season since 2016, trailing only Ryan Tannehill from last season. The future Hall of Famer found success under pressure by getting rid of the ball quickly (3.01 second on average per pressured throw) to nearby targets, averaging 9.6 air yards per pressured attempt. Brees led all quarterbacks on NFL.com's Nick Shook's list with a 41.7 percent success rate on pressured pass attempts. While the 41-year-old is still good despite his age and now has Emmanuel Sanders to lean on, he isn't taking as many deep shots as he once did. Brees' ceiling just isn't as high as it once was, making him more of a low-end QB1 in what will likely be his final season.

Jun. 5th • 1:14 PM
Emmanuel Sanders Looking Forward To Working With Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said on NFL Network's Total Access on Tuesday that playing with quarterback Drew Brees will be similar to his days with Peyton Manning in Denver. "Like I said in '14, that's wide receiver heaven. To be back in the situation with another Hall of Fame quarterback and trying to do something special and win a Super Bowl, I'm all in. Truthfully, I'm blessed to be in this position that I'm in right now," Sanders said. He had 101 catches for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns in his first year with Manning in Denver, and he had over 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons with the Broncos. He might not return to those glory days, but Sanders can be a reliable and cheap WR3 for fantasy owners in the Big Easy if he can stay healthy.

Jun. 3rd • 12:43 PM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Drew Brees
Taysom Hill
RB Alvin Kamara
Latavius Murray
LWR Michael Thomas
Deonte Harris
RWR Emmanuel Sanders
Bennie Fowler
SWR Tre'Quan Smith
Austin Carr
TE Jared Cook
Josh Hill
LT Terron Armstead
Will Clapp
LG Andrus Peat
Derrick Kelly
C Erik McCoy
Nick Easton
RG Cesar Ruiz
James Hurst
RT Ryan Ramczyk
Ethan Greenidge
LDE Cameron Jordan
Carl Granderson
LDT Sheldon Rankins
Malcom Brown
NT David Onyemata
Margus Hunt
RDE Marcus Davenport
Trey Hendrickson
SLB Alex Anzalone
Anthony Chickillo
MLB Kiko Alonso
Craig Robertson
WLB Demario Davis
Zack Baun
LCB Janoris Jenkins
P.J. Williams
SS Marcus Williams
C.J. Gardner-Johnson
FS Malcolm Jenkins
D.J. Swearinger
RCB Marshon Lattimore
Patrick Robinson
K Wil Lutz