Drew Brees QB NO (5) 24 hours ago
Brees completed 36 of 54 passes for 376 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Monday night's loss to the Falcons.
Brees was once again forced into a huge amount of passing attempts due to the Saints' abject defense, which left the quarterback playing from behind for most of Monday's defeat. Considering New Orleans' depleted defensive options, that could prove to be the case more often than not this season, but that harsh reality benefits Brees' already-accomplished fantasy stock wonderfully. The 37-year-old has now thrown for 1,062 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception through three games, evidencing his success regardless of the in-game situations he faces.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 1 week ago
Brees completed 29 of 44 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Brees completed 65 percent of his passes Sunday in what was supposed to be a favorable matchup, but he only managed one touchdown in what was a surprisingly low-scoring affair. He was on fire in the season opener, which came at home, and Sunday's underwhelming production on the road by his standards is in line with a trend that has developed in recent seasons. The Saints will host the Falcons in Week 3 in what could be a high-scoring affair, so Brees seemingly is poised for a bounce-back game.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 2 weeks ago
Brees completed 28 of 42 passes for 423 yards and four touchdowns during Sunday's game against the Raiders. He also added five yards on two carries and lost a fumble in the 35-34 loss.
Brees had the offense humming to the tune of 511 total yards, and even gave his team the opportunity to win the game after going down in the fourth quarter, only to see Will Lutz miss the field goal. Brees' excellent performance was a result of his rapport with Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks, who combined for 15 catches, 315 yards and a pair of scores. New Orleans should do plenty of throwing this season, as their defense is suspect once again, and he will face another favorable matchup next week versus the Giants.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 3 weeks ago
The Saints and Brees agreed to a one-year extension Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
While the contract is five years in length, it automatically voids to two seasons, with $44.25 in guarantees during that time span, according to Ed Werder of ESPN. The Saints will thus tie up Brees through his age-38 season.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 1 month ago
Head coach Sean Payton said he plans to plays his starters, likely including Brees, in the first quarters of Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.
Brees hasn't started the fourth preseason game since his first year in New Orleans, but the Saints apparently want him and the rest of the starters to get one final tune-up prior to the regular season. While unlikely to play more than one or two drives, Brees should get to face a Baltimore defense comprised largely of second-string players. He was sharp in Friday's preseason loss to Pittsburgh, completing nine of 12 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 1 month ago
Brees will likely increase his snap count during Saturday's preseason game in Houston, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "I expect to play a little bit more, but I don't think that's been decided yet - or at least we haven't been told yet," he said after Thursday's joint practice with the Texans.
In the first exhibition last Thursday, Brees logged just three snaps, completing his sole pass to Brandin Cooks for a 37-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage. With perhaps another series or two on tap Saturday, Brees will continue working in an amended receiving corps that now includes free-agent pickup Coby Fleener and rookie Michael Thomas.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 2 months ago
Brees expects to play the Saints' first offensive series during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Brees still awaits a new deal with the Saints as he enters the final year of his contract, while he's slated to play briefly in the team's preseason opener Thursday in New England. Coach Sean Payton won't risk the veteran quarterback's health, as backups Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson figure to get a majority of the snaps behind center.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 2 months ago2 Comments
Unless something changes in the next few days, Brees (foot) will not have a new contract in place before the Saints kick off training camp, reports Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. Brees, however, has insisted that he will not hold out or skip any practice time, and he fully participated in OTAs and minicamp. Saints' veterans report to training camp in West Virginia on Wednesday.
Brees is entering the last year of his contract, but the Saints appear content to let him play out the year with a whopping salary-cap figure of $30 million. Brees has stated that the unofficial deadline to complete an extension is the start of the regular season. Given that Brees continues to be productive -- he led the NFL in passing for the fourth time in five seasons last year with 4,870 yards in just 15 games played -- it would not be surprising to see the Saints and their franchise quarterback strike a deal prior to September 1.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 7 months ago
Brees (foot) and Saints' general manager Mickey Loomis have talked about a contract extension, which head coach Sean Payton thinks "will get done very easily," reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Brees' contract is not set to expire until 2017, but an extension would permit the team to lower his huge salary cap number and presumably allow the Saints to be more active in free agency. Further reading between the lines, the fact that there has been no recent mention of the torn plantar fascia he suffered at the end of last season is likely a good sign for Brees' offseason prognosis. As such, there is little reason to believe that Brees will not be healthy and ready for action when official offseason training activities begin later this spring.
Drew Brees QB NO (5) 9 months ago
Brees (foot) is not expected to need surgery to repair the torn plantar fascia in his right heel, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Brees visited with Dr. Robert Anderson, who recommended that the quarterback rest for four-to-six weeks before easing back into training activities. The foot injury didn't stop Brees from finishing the season on a high note, as he threw for 300+ yards (without any interceptions) in each of his final four games. There have been some reports suggesting that the Saints might move on if Brees won't take an outright pay cut for 2016, but it's hard to imagine that any team would actually be so foolish. If anything, Brees will likely be offered an extension that allows him to take home even more money in 2016 while also reducing his cap hit. He's still one of the top quarterbacks in the league, and his 2016 outlook is brightened by the emergence of Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.