The 2017-2018 NFL season came to an abrupt end this past weekend for the New Orleans Saints. They appeared to be well on their way to a victory and play in the NFC Championship game until the Minnesota Vikings scored a touchdown on the last play of the game. The Saints were led by stellar quarterback play in the second half from their leader Drew Brees. Brees just finished up his 17th season in the NFL. The majority of his career has been spent in New Orleans. The completion of this past season has made Drew Brees a free agent, but many expect for the Saints QB to return. Due to his successful NFL career, Drew Brees net worth sits at $80 million.
Drafted in the early second round of the 2001 NFL draft, Brees spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers selected Brees after a successful college campaign he had at Purdue. A three year starter, Brees threw for 90 touchdowns and nearly 12,000 yards during his college career. Upon being drafted in 2001, Drew Brees signed his first NFL contract which was for four years and worth $3.6 million. Solid play eventually led him to reach a deal with the Saints after his fifth year in the league. This deal and subsequent deals would eventually lead to the rise of Drew Brees net worth.
Brees has had a very successful NFL career to say the least. He led the Saints to their first Super Bowl in franchise history in Super Bowl XLIV and was named the MVP. He is an 11-time pro bowl selection to go along with a plethora of other awards from the league including the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 2006. He is currently third in all-time passing yards with over 70,000. He will most likely gain the lead if he is able to play at least one more season which he plans to do. His 488 passing touchdowns tie him for third all time.
Because of his on the field success, the majority of Drew Brees net worth comes from his NFL earnings, which are nearing $200 million. If he hopes to eclipse the $200 million mark for net earnings he will have to ink a deal this offseason. Brees is currently an NFL free agent, but many expect him to resign with the Saints sometime in the near future.
Brees is married to his college sweetheart and the couple has four kids together. Brees and his wife are very involved with the New Orleans community and in 2003 they established the Brees Dream Foundation. The foundation does a number of charitable acts including support for cancer patients and also helping with rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina.
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