Drew Brees RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Drew Brees requested Sean Payton, trainers take him off injury report

    Sporting News "Saints quarterback Drew Brees no longer shows up on the injury report, but only because of his request. “I told the trainers and Sean (Payton) to take me off the [injury] report. I don’t like being on there," he told reporters Wednesday. Brees missed Week 3 with a bruised rotator cuff, but..." October 08

  • Drew Brees becomes 5th player with 400 TD passes; 3rd with 5,000 completions

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw his 400th career touchdown pass Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. It happened in the most dramatic fashion possible, as Brees found C.J. Spiller in stride for an 80-yard touchdown to win the game in overtime. The Saints' quarterback became the..." October 05

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Drew Brees injury to 2 rotator cuff muscles, 1 in shoulder capsule. He says he feels passing arm healthy, can make all throws vs #Cowboys

  • Drew Brees: Nothing is 'going to keep me off the field this Sunday'

    WDSU News "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told Ellen DeGeneres that he will “absolutely” play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Brees, in his awesome guy fashion, also surprised two fans with an inspiring gift. Brees appeared on “Ellen,” affirming that he would be back in action after..." October 02

  • Saints QB Drew Brees will start on Sunday, Sean Payton says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will start on Sunday after successfully testing his injured right shoulder in practice this week, coach Sean Payton said after Friday's practice. "I think he's planning on starting and we're planning on starting him," Payton said. "He looked crisp..." October 02

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    New Orleans Saints @Saints

    Brees: "I feel really good about Sunday. That's four days away. I will continue to make progress" #Saints #DALvsNO

  • Saints convert portion of Drew Brees' salary into bonus to free up cap space

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has agreed to turn a portion of his 2015 base salary into a signing bonus, freeing up salary cap space for the team this year but adding more pressure in 2016. ESPN first reported the contract adjustment. The NFLPA now lists Brees' 2015 base salary..." September 30

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    After evaluation and rehab session, #Saints QB @Drew Brees plans to test shoulder by throwing today for first time since Friday.

  • Drew Brees will throw Tuesday to test injured shoulder, report says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees will test his injured right shoulder again by throwing passes Tuesday, according to ESPN. The New Orleans Saints quarterback will test his bruised right rotator cuff by throwing passes for the first time since Friday, where Brees and the team determined he wasn't ready to play in..." September 29

  • Drew Brees: I don’t know my situation for this week

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, marking the first time an injury caused him to miss a start since coming to New Orleans. After the game, Brees spoke to Cox Sports Television and said it was “extremely difficult” to watch while Luke McCown led the..." September 28

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    On #Saints QB Drew Brees: I’m told he’s viewed as a long shot for next week vs. #Cowboys. He’s working hard it, but has a steep climb.

  • Drew Brees 'a long shot' to play Week 4 against Cowboys

    CBS Sports "There appears to be more than meets the eye with Drew Brees' shoulder injury. The Saints quarterback won't play Week 3 against the Panthers and is already a "long shot" to play in Week 4 against the Cowboys. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Sunday morning -- a full week before Brees would worry..." September 27

  • Drew Brees declared out vs. Panthers, Luke McCown will start

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been declared out for Sunday's game against the host Carolina Panthers, according to Saints coach Sean Payton. Luke McCown will start in his place. "Drew Brees will be out for this game. He'll travel, and I think just where he's at in the rehab and..." September 26

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I'm told @drewbrees still doesn't know if he can play Sunday b/c rotator cuff injury, but he's working hard to get to that point.

  • Injured Drew Brees' iron man status in question with start against the Panthers up in the air

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It's not a stretch to call New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees an iron man. If not for two meaningless games that Brees sat out after a playoff berth was clinched -- once in the 2004 finale as a Charger, once in the 2009 finale as a Saint -- that fact might be talked about even..." September 24

  • Report: Drew Brees dealing with major injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Saints have expressed optimism throughout the week that Drew Brees will be able to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. At least one reporter believes the team is not exactly being transparent. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, one of the best football reporters in the business,..." September 24