Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drew Brees! (NFL)

Drew Christopher Brees was selected 32nd overall
in the 2001 NFL Draft. EverythingTop10 is proud to present, “The
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drew Brees!” #10. Brees was born to Eugene Wilson “Chip”
Brees II, a prominent trial lawyer, and Mina Ruth, an attorney. A “Sports Illustrated” article stated
Brees was named after Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson, but in a 2014 interview,
Brees said this story was “just legend.” He has a younger brother named Reid. He also has a younger half-sister, Audrey,
from his father’s remarriage to Amy Hightower. #9. Brees did not play “tackle football” until
high school and was on the flag football team at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where
his teammates included actor Benjamin McKenzie, who was in the same year. In high school, Brees was a varsity letterman
in baseball, basketball, and football, and he was considering playing college baseball
rather than football. College recruiters quickly ran after Brees
blew out his knee in the 11th grade. #8. After overcoming an ACL tear during his junior
year, he was selected as Texas High School 5A Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1996
and led the Westlake High School football team to a 16-0 record and state championship. He had hoped to follow his father and uncle’s
footsteps and play for the Texas Longhorns or Texas A&M Aggies, but was not heavily recruited
despite his stellar high school record. #7. Brees received offers from only two colleges,
Purdue and Kentucky, choosing Purdue for its highly rated academics. He graduated in 2001 with a degree in industrial
management, and is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He had the option to make himself available
for the 2000 NFL Draft, but chose to return for his senior year to complete his studies. #6. His college success led to projections that
he would be a mid-late first-round draft pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, but he slipped due
to concerns about his relatively short stature for a professional quarterback (6ʹ), a perceived
lack of arm strength, and a sense that he succeeded in college in a spread offense. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers
and was the second quarterback taken in the 2001 NFL Draft, behind Michael Vick. #5. In the last game of the 2005 NFL regular season,
against the Denver Broncos, Brees tore his labrum while trying to pick up his own fumble
after being hit by Broncos safety John Lynch. Denver tackle Gerard Warren hit Brees while
he was on the ground, causing the injury. After the season, the Chargers offered Brees
a 5-year, $50 million contract that paid $2 million in base salary the first year and
the rest heavily based on performance incentives. He evaluated the incentive-based offer as
a sign of no confidence by the Chargers and promptly demanded the salary a top 5 “franchise”
quarterback would receive. #4. After the Chargers refused to increase their
offer, he met with other teams. The New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins
were interested in him. New Orleans made an offer that included $10
million in guaranteed money the first year and a $12 million option the second year. Miami was unsure if his shoulder was completely
healed and doctors suggested the team not sign him because of the injury. The Dolphins ended negotiations and traded
for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper instead. Brees signed a 6-year, $60 million deal with
the Saints on March 14, 2006. #3. Brees married his college sweetheart Brittany
Dudchenko in February 2003. They have three sons: Baylen, Bowen, and Callen,
and a daughter, Rylen. The four priorities in Brees’s life are
faith, family, football, and philanthropy; otherwise known as the “four F’s” by
Brees. He was raised a Christian, but stated that
he only became committed at age 17 when he was at church with a torn ACL and was wondering
who he was and what was his purpose in life. #2. He has a birthmark on his right cheek, but
it was so often confused for a patch of dirt that girls dancing with Brees would sometimes
lick their fingers and try to wipe it off. When he was 3 years old, his parents considered
having the birthmark removed, but doctors said that there was no harm in keeping it
and suggested that Brees had been kissed by an angel. The birthmark caused a lot of harassment from
classmates, who would ask him, “What happened to your face?” or called it a roach, a leech,
or a turd. When he was in college and made the Playboy
All-American team, the magazine airbrushed the birthmark from a photo that it ran. In his book, “Coming Back Stronger”, Brees
wrote about his birthmark: “It’s just a part of who I am. If I had been forced to remove it, I would
have been devastated.” #1. Brees’s mother died on August 7, 2009 at
age 59 from a prescription drug overdose. The death was ruled a suicide. In 2006, Brees described their relationship
as “nonexistent” ever since he refused to hire his mother as his agent when he entered
the NFL. He wears #9 on his jersey in honor of baseball
player Ted Williams. Ted Williams played for the Red Sox until
he went to serve in the military during World War II. Williams was Brees’s idol growing up, and
Brees decided to honor his legacy. Before most games, Brees gets texts from Archie
Manning in hopes to encourage Brees and make the Saints win. Brees is highly allergic to wheat and dairy. That’s all folks! Please leave a like if you enjoyed the video
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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drew Brees! (NFL)


  2. I'd take Brees over Brady for my QB, if I was starting a team… and I'm not a Saints fan.
    Brady is good… but he also has a better head coach and a better defense to help keep him in the game. It makes Brady appear to be better than he actually is. Drew Brees deserves the NFL MVP this season, just from his stats this season. Brady didn't lead the league in any of his personal stats in 2018, yet, they're going to the SB. Another thing to take into consideration… the Patriots has had weak competition in their own division for the last 20 years. Give Aaron Rodgers Brady's offensive line, and he'd be in the Super Bowl.

  3. Heck yes he’s better than Brady that’s why they had to pay the refs to steal the NFC championship from him so Brady could win the Super Bowl

  4. One of the best of all time , and he's the most underrated Hall of Famer. This guy is a good man on and off the field. Can't ask for a better QB and leader of ur team (captain) than that. Hope u go to the Super Bowl next season Brees.

  5. Brady doesn't toss up LAME DUCK INT's in playoff OT games. That why 1 guy has been to 9 Super Bowls and the other guy is watching at home

  6. In 2001 I was working as muffler and exhaust parts route driver for a wholesale automotive parts company. I used to listen to sports talk radio. One day on the Jim Rome sports show, Jim interviews Purdue stand out QB Drew Brees about which team he'd like to play for. He said without hesitation, "I wanna be a San Diego Charger baby!" In 2001, along with LaDanian Tomlinson, Drew was drafted by the Chargers as a backup QB to Doug Flutie (a badass in his own right and whose talents SD failed to exploit as well). At the time the Chargers were still eating dirt on the Ryan Leaf fiasco, plus the parade of shitty GMs and head coaches the Spanos seemed to like to hire, until John Butler (and his asshat assistant AJ Smith) came in from Buffalo. With Marty Schottenheimer hired as HC the Chargers would see a brief but glorious revival. The rest is history!

    Anyway, after John Butler passed away and that asshat AJ Smith, with permission of the Spanos goons, took the reins and began to dismantle that team from the HC on down, little did we know that Drew's time in SD was nearing its end. Nevertheless, I still admired and rooted for Brees. After his shoulder injury, the Chargers shit on him and cast him off like yesterday's trash, he never gave up his fighting spirit, he rehabbed and he landed on his feet in place that appreciated his talents. Drew did not disappoint! He helped turn around the Saints and led them to a SB and national prominence. With us screwed over Chargers fans thinking that could've been us in the SB. Oh well, karma is a bitch, huh AJ? And AJ's reply to that was, "It is what it is." An added bonus for Brees was that he beat his old team the Chargers every time he played them.

    With Brees, the Saints have a stable and seasoned QB who knows the game and who excels in the clutch. Now his replacement in SD/LA, Philip Rivers, still hasn't improved his clutch two minute game. He pisses one play away in almost every series. He gets spastic under pressure and forces passes that go errant or get intercepted. Rivers lacks the talents Brees has in spades, accuracy, mobility, focus and calm in the clutch. Brees is the only former Chargers player that I still follow and respect after leaving the Chargers. That includes Junior Seau, Donnie Edwards, Vicent Jackson, Rodney Harrison, Michael Turner and LaDanian Tomlinson. There is something Brees exudes that makes you like him! Boy do I miss Drew! All the best to you Drew. And all the best to the Saints franchise for seeing Drew's worth and giving him an opportunity to prove himself. Unlike the idiot Chargers, the Saints showed compassion and loyalty to a player who will undoubtedly be a first ballot Hall of Famer! Go Drew…and God Bless you and yours!

  7. YES, INDEED he's better than Brady , Manning, and Rodgers. Dude Is Intentionally overlooked by the mass media because he plays for the Saints and not a famous franchise like the Packers and Patriots. Great , great , player.

  8. Always thought Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana where the greatest ever four Super Bowls then Along Comes Tom claiming to be a 49er fan but never really liked him much not that he wasn't a great quarterback but without a doubt Drew's the best to play the game ever even if he only won one Super Bowl Once Upon a Time they could move that ball with the greatest of ease some men would say they can turn a good girl into a hood girl but who would have thunk Drew Brees would have turn a bad team in the great team along with help from Sean Payton and Friends greatest player ever greatest player ever but again that's what I thought about Terry and Joe but I don't know if they'll ever be another Drew but I thought the same way with those two

  9. this should include that drew brees is the best nfl quarter back ever ill say it right now drew brees is better than brady

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