Drew Brees RUMORS & NEWS

  • Drew Brees doubts Saints will pick first-round QB

    NFL.com "As we approach the 2016 NFL Draft, many mock drafts -- especially the ones done by our talented experts here at NFL Media -- are linking the New Orleans Saints to Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. However, there are plenty linking the Saints with a quarterback, too. NFL Media Insider..." April 28

  • Drew Brees: Roger Goodell has too much power

    ESPN "Drew Brees took aim at the disciplinary power of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday when asked for his reaction to the league's Deflategate penalties against Tom Brady being reinstated by a federal appeals court. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said Goodell's ability to serve as..." April 27

  • Drew Brees: Contract talks with Saints “ongoing”

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ contract has been a talking point all offseason and discussion flared up again over the weekend with Ed Werder of ESPN’s report that Brees offered to address his deal in order to create cap space to sign cornerback Josh Norman. That didn’t happen and Norman signed..." April 26

  • The Saints-Brees P.R. battle quietly has begun

    Pro Football Talk "The report that Saints quarterback Drew Brees was willing to re-do his contract to help the Saints sign cornerback Josh Norman, which emerged after it was too late for the Saints to sign Josh Norman, seems on the surface to be good news for a team that desperately needs to chop down its franchise..." April 23

  • Drew Brees was willing to modify contract for Saints to add Josh Norman, report says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees was willing to modify his current contract to give the New Orleans Saints a better chance at striking a deal with cornerback Josh Norman, ESPN reported Friday. The report came after Norman settled with the Washington Redskins on a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million. Brees..." April 23

  • Drew Brees on Will Smith's death: 'Something's been broken here

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said something will always be missing when the Super Bowl 44 championship team from 2009 gathers for reunions: "No Will," Brees told Peter King of TheMMQB.com. Brees spoke to King after police said former Saints defensive end Will Smith died in a..." April 11

  • Sean Payton has no problem with Drew Brees using his leverage

    Pro Football Talk "Four years ago, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had plenty of leverage in his contract talks with the team. He parlayed his bargaining power into a five-year, $100 million deal. Now, Brees has even more leverage. In addition to a crippling $30 million cap number for 2016, Brees would have an..." March 26

  • Drew Brees confident new deal with Saints will come 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Drew Brees reiterated Thursday that he is “very confident” he will sign his own long-term contract extension with the New Orleans Saints at some point in the wake of coach Sean Payton's new extension. And when asked why there hasn’t been more of a sense of urgency, so they could get the deal..." March 25

  • Saints, Drew Brees working on 4-year extension, ESPN reports

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees are working on a four-year deal that would pair the quarterback with coach Sean Payton another five years, through 2020, according to a report from ESPN. Brees, whose current deal runs through 2016, has been in talks the team through agent Tom Condon. No..." March 23

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Saints continue talks with Drew Brees on 4-year extension. With QB having 1 year left, he and Payton would both be under contract 5 years

  • Brees reiterates he wants to remain with Saints for rest of career

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he wants to remain with the organization for the rest of his career, as the two parties continue to work out a contract extension. Brees is in the final year of a five-year, $100-million deal that he signed in July 2012, and will otherwise become..." March 22

  • Is Drew Brees the Face of a Pyramid Scheme?

    ESPN "One weekend in early 2013, thousands of people trekked to the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas, gathering to celebrate a company that promised to liberate them from the drudgery of their 9-to-5 lives. They cheered through countless inspirational speeches, pounding energy drinks and pumping..." March 15

  • Mickey Loomis declines comment on Drew Brees: 'He's under contract'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis didn't have an update in regards to a possible contract extension for 37-year-old quarterback Drew Brees. Loomis, speaking to the local media for the first time since the Senior Bowl, addressed reporters at LSU's Pro Day no Monday. "I'm not..." March 15

  • Will Brees set the quarterback bar higher?

    Pro Football Talk "Four years ago, Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the highest-paid player in football, with a six-year, $120 million deal. He held the title for roughly six months, before Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco beat the $20 million-per-year average with a deal that pays $20.1 million annually. This..." March 05

  • Saints GM pledges to give Brees extension, free up cap space

    Fox Sports "New Orleans Saints fans can rest easy — Drew Brees isn’t going anywhere for at least the next two seasons, and probably longer. So says Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who plans to get Brees signed to a new deal as his star quarterback prepares to enter the final year of a five-year, $100..." February 17

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@Saints GM Mickey Loomis said he hasn't spoken with agent Tom Condon yet but wants to extend @drewbrees contract. @SiriusXMNFL

  • Guarantees kick in for Saints' Drew Brees, Jairus Byrd; Ellerbe restructures

    ESPN "Drew Brees, Jairus Byrd and Dannell Ellerbe won’t become salary-cap casualties for the New Orleans Saints this year. Brees and Byrd had large portions of their salaries become fully guaranteed on Wednesday. Ellerbe, meanwhile, restructured his contract to remain on the roster, according to a..." February 10

  • Drew Brees believes Saints’ window of opportunity is opening

    The Advocate "Drew Brees almost always makes an appearance during Super Bowl week, popping up throughout the week as one of the brightest luminaries in the long line of NFL stars making their way through Radio Row, fan events and promotional opportunities. But the Saints’ franchise quarterback would rather..." February 05

  • Drew Brees expects to finish career with New Orleans Saints, he tells Dan Patrick

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has one year left on his contract. He also expects to play several seasons beyond that one season in New Orleans. Brees, 37, during a visit Thursday with the Dan Patrick Show said his plan is to finish his career with the Saints. "That's my plan...." February 04

  • Drew Brees doesn't need to take pay cut to help Saints' salary cap

    ESPN "Drew Brees doesn’t actually need to take a pay cut to help the Saints’ salary cap for 2016. In fact, they could give him a raise and still save millions against their cap – as long as it comes as part of a multi-year extension. Brees is due to make $20 million in salary and bonuses this year,..." January 23

  • Saints Should Extend Drew Brees, But For How Long?

    Canal Street Chronicles "Most of the time, I start a piece with an idea or an opinion already firmly planted in their mind. I then proceed to share it with you and spur a discussion. With this piece, I'm not very sure where I stand, so this is more like a roundtable between...well, all of us. The topic: how long should..." January 19

  • Mickey Loomis: Drew Brees is going to be Saints' QB

    NFL.com "Drew Brees' looming $30 million cap hit led many in league circles to believe the New Orleans Saints would entertain trade offers this offseason. Brees promised late last month that both he and coach Sean Payton would be back for the 2016 season. Payton has already announced that he's..." January 15

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    New Orleans Saints @Saints

    Brees on @WWLAMFM "I plan on playing in New Orleans for as long as my career goes…and I don’t plan on playing for another coach” #Saints

  • Saints' Drew Brees advised to rest foot injury 4-6 weeks, no surgery needed

    ESPN "Drew Brees flew to Charlotte, North Carolina, to have his foot injury evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson, a source close to Brees told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. Anderson recommended the Peyton Manning plan of 4-6 weeks of rest for the New Orleans Saints quarterback before easing into football and..." January 05

  • Brees looking for a “catalyst” for the future

    Pro Football Talk "During a media tour earlier this week, the obvious headline generated by Saints quarterback Drew Brees came from his desire to remain with the Saints — and to continue playing for coach Sean Payton. Appearing on PFT Live, a more compelling response came right before the question of whether..." January 02

  • Drew Brees believes Cam Newton is 'absolutely deserving' of MVP

    The Score "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has many supporters in his bid for the league MVP, but now he has one of the most respected voices in the NFL in his corner: Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was on the NFL HQ show on Tuesday, and was asked about whether he believed Newton..." December 30

  • Drew Brees: Sean Payton and I aren't going anywhere

    NFL.com "Drew Brees says he's not going anywhere, and neither is Saints head coach Sean Payton. Brees appeared on NFLHQ on Tuesday morning and was asked if he sees any scenario in which he and head coach Sean Payton are not back in New Orleans next season. "No I don't," he said. "I think we -- a plan..." December 29

  • Is Brees playing his last New Orleans home game?

    Pro Football Talk "With all the talk (more on that later today) about whether Saints coach Sean Payton will return, there has been left chatter about 2016 and beyond for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Much of that comes from a strong sense that franchise quarterbacks stay put, barring serious injury (e.g., Peyton..." December 27

  • Drew Brees returns to practice on limited basis, questionable vs. Jags

    ESPN "Drew Brees is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars after he returned to practice on a limited basis Friday. The New Orleans Saints quarterback insisted on Thursday that he would play even if he didn't practice all week with a torn plantar fascia..." December 26

  • Saints QB Drew Brees insists he'll play with torn plantar fascia

    ESPN "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, on Thursday insisted, "I'm gonna play" against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Brees did not practice Thursday and isn't sure he'll feel good enough to practice Friday, but he said he has "every..." December 25

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints Sean Payton didnt offer many specifics on Brees. Said if he does practice would be very limited. But all of practice will be limited

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    Katherine Terrell @Kat_Terrell

    Brees first said he has every intention of playing. Then he said "I'm gonna play."

  • Drew Brees listed as 'did not practice' on Saints' estimated injury report

    ESPN "Drew Brees was listed as “did not practice” on the New Orleans Saints’ estimated injury report Wednesday. The Saints did not actually practice, since they are coming off of a Monday night game, but they are required to give an estimate of whether players would have practiced. Earlier Wednesday,..." December 23

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    Katherine Terrell @Kat_Terrell

    Sean Payton: We're taking Drew's foot day-by-day

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    Vito Stellino @vitostellino

    Sean Peyton said today in a conference call he expects that he and Drew will be back in the Big Easy next year.

  • Drew Brees hopes to finish season despite torn plantar fascia

    ESPN "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. Despite the injury, Brees hopes to continue playing in the Saints' final two games of the regular season, the source said, but the injury complicates his ability to..." December 23

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source tells me #Saints QB Drew Brees hopes to play final 2 games but injury is to foot he plants when throws. Expected to be day-to-day

  • Drew Brees hurts foot, becomes 4th QB to reach 60K passing yards

    ESPN "Drew Brees on Monday night became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 60,000 yards. He did it in style, with a 27-yard touchdown pass to receiver Brandin Cooks in the third quarter of a 35-27 loss. Unfortunately, it was the first thing that went right for the New Orleans Saints'..." December 22

  • Drew Brees to have MRI on foot

    The Advocate "Saints quarterback Drew Brees was wearing a walking boot following Monday’s 35-27 loss to the Detroit Lions and said he will have an MRI on his right foot performed on Tuesday. Brees had his foot looked at on the sidelines by members of the training staff during the first half of the game...." December 22

  • Drew Brees should make even more history on Monday Night Football

    ESPN "Making NFL history is practically a weekly occurrence for Drew Brees at this point. Tonight should be no exception when his New Orleans Saints host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football. Brees needs 173 passing yards to become the fourth quarterback to reach 60,000. He needs 206 yards to..." December 21

  • J.J. Watt and Drew Brees are part of this trivia question

    ESPN "It was the 189th time New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had been sacked in his career, so the moment really meant nothing to him. It meant something to the guy on the other end. "My rookie year we were playing at the Superdome and that's when I got my first one," Houston Texans..." November 25

  • Drew Brees confident in coordinator change, but 'everyone loved Rob Ryan'

    ESPN "Drew Brees said "everyone loved Rob Ryan." But Brees expressed confidence that the decision to fire Ryan as defensive coordinator can become part of a late-season surge for the New Orleans Saints. "Anytime there’s a change midseason, whether it’s a coach or players at different positions or..." November 24

  • NFL adds INT to Drew Brees' stat total, causes Fantasy football chaos

    CBS Sports "As far as Fantasy football goes, the only thing worse than losing is losing the day after you thought you had already won. That's what happened to some Drew Brees owners this week after the NFL applied a stat correction to his game against the Giants. After the Saints beat New York 52-49 on..." November 04

  • Drew Brees 'absolutely' expects to end career with Saints

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has rarely looked better than he did in Sunday's seven touchdown performance against the New York Giants, and Saints fans can expect to watch a few more vintage performances from the franchise player. On Monday, when asked on The Dan Patrick Show if he..." November 02

  • Drew Brees' son cheering by school ties to Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.

    ESPN "Drew Brees' oldest son Baylen -- the adorable kid from that iconic Super Bowl celebration in 2010 -- is old enough to really appreciate what Dad does for a living now. But Brees joked on The Dan Patrick Show that Baylen, 6, was a little too into the New Orleans Saints' 52-49 thriller against..." November 02

  • Drew Brees ties single-game record with 7 TD passes

    NFL.com "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the eighth player in NFL history to pass for a record seven touchdowns in a single game during Sunday's tilt against the New York Giants. Brees tied the record mark with a touchdown pass to C.J. Spiller with 36 seconds left to tie the game,..." November 01

  • Drew Brees on Joe Vitt chasing car thieves: Absolutely what I expected

    ESPN "Drew Brees laughed Wednesday as he recalled New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt telling his story of tearing his Achilles and breaking a wrist while chasing car thieves away from his home in the middle of the night. "It is absolutely what I would expect him to do," Brees said of the..." October 21

  • Brees has his 90th 300-yard game, closes in on Peyton’s record

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 312 yards in Thursday night’s win over the Falcons, and in doing so he became just the second player in NFL history with 90 games of at least 300 passing yards. That moves Brees to within striking distance of Peyton Manning, who owns the NFL record with..." October 16

  • Drew Brees: 'You could say I'm a little bit angry' at how season has gone so far

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, like most of the Saints, has tried to maintain a positive attitude despite a 1-4 start to the season. No player, not Brees or Jahri Evans, Brandin Cooks or Delvin Breaux, to name a few, have indicated anything else. "The morale is fine. Nobody's..." October 14

  • Drew Brees wearing wristband designed to help New Orleans Saints save time

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For the last two weeks, New Orleans Saints quarterbacks have been sporting a new accessory on their wrists. Luke McCown had one at Carolina. On Sunday, Drew Brees was wearing one against the Dallas Cowboys. It's a wristband listing certain plays and Saints quarterbacks using it regularly for..." October 08

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