American football quarterback Drew Christopher Brees was born on January 15, 1979, and spent 20 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
Brees, who spent the majority of his career with the New Orleans Saints, is ranked second in the NFL in terms of passing touchdown passes, passing yards, passing completions, and passing attempts.
Along with it, he broke Johnny Unitas’ 52-year streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
Brees met with other teams following the Chargers’ refusal to raise their offer. The Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints were both interested in Brees.
A $12 million option was included in the New Orleans deal along with a first-year guarantee of $10 million. Miami was dubious of Brees’ shoulder’s full recovery, and physicians advised the team against signing him due to the ailment.
Negotiations were terminated by the Dolphins, who then acquired Daunte Culpepper in a trade from the Minnesota Vikings. On March 14, 2006, Brees and the Saints agreed to a six-year, $60 million contract.
Nick Saban quit as coach and moved to Alabama as a result of the Dolphins’ refusal to sign Brees.
What happened to Drew Brees on the New Orleans Saints?
In the year 2019, Drew suffered a torn ligament in the thumb of the hand that he used for throwing during the first quarter of the game that was played in Week 2 of the 2019-2020 season.
After he had recovered from his injury, he went back to playing for the Saints, but in March of 2021, he decided to call it a career and retire from the sport.