Drew Brees is definitely one of the most popular quarterbacks of the NFL. The NFL quarterback has been playing professionally since 2001, for five years he was with San Diego Changers, since 2005, he has been playing for New Orleans Saints. He is known for his positive attitude and great vision in the team. During 2000, finalist of two time Heisman take on the boilermakers to rose bowl appearance and a big ten championship.
In that year only he received the award for the nation’s top collegiate player and Maxwell award along with being named as academic all American player of the year. Drew also hold post graduate scholarship from National Football Foundation. During his tenure with San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints he was recipient of Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, All-Pro Team, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP.
Drew Christopher Brees was born in 1979, on 15th of January, in Austin, Texas. His father Eugene Wilson ‘Chip’ Brees II was a Trial lawyer and his mother Mina Ruth was an attorney. He also had a younger brother, Reid, who was born in 1981. His parents separated when he was seven, and shared the custody of their kids. Brees also has a half-sister, Audrey, from his father’s second marriage to Amy Hightower.
Both of Drew’s parents and family was athletic in their youth. His father used to play basketball with Texas A & M Aggies men’s basketball team, and his mother, was an all-state star in high school for three sports. Marty Akins, Brees maternal uncle was also a quarterback from 1975 to 1977 for Texas Longhorns College team. Ray Akins, his grandfather, had the most number of victories as a football coach in his three decade long career at Texas High School. Even his younger brother, Reid played for Baylor Bears baseball Team as an outfielder.
Drew met his wife Brittany Dudchenko in his college and married her in February 2003. Together the couple has four children Baylen Brees, Bowen Brees, Callen Brees and Rylen Brees. He moved with his family to New Orleans after the disaster Hurricane Katrina.
Education: Drew completed his schooling from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Texas for his lower education, where he never played ‘tackle football’, here he was even considering to become a baseball player than a football player. In 1996 he was considered the ‘Most Valuable Offensive Player’ which led him to Westlake High School to win a state championship at 16-0. In his high school career he made 314 of 490 passes for 5,461 yards including 50 touchdowns. Brees wanted to follow his dad and uncle’s legacy and play for Texas A&M Aggies or Texas Longhorns but he was not selected despite his excellent record.
He graduated in industrial management in 2001 from Purdue University, where he was offered to join 2000 NFL Draft but chose to complete his studies first. He played for Boilermakers in his college year under the watch of his coach Joe Tiller. In 1999 he was a contender for Davey O’Brien Award for nation’s best quarterback. In 2000 he won Maxwell Award for nation’s outstanding player including winning Academic All-big Ten’s thrice. In 2009, his name was included in the University’s Hall of Fame for Athletics.
Drew Brees Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $63 Million US Dollars
Playing professionally since 2001 the NFL quarterback has an estimated net worth of $63 million US dollar as of 2017 with an annual salary of $22 million given to him by New Orleans Saints.
Drew Brees Assets
The quarterback lives in his New Orleans mansion where he shifted after the hurricane devastation in Texas. The mansion is surrounded by greenery and consists of a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, home office and a parking lot. The value of the house is estimated to be $1.57 million.
Drew Brees Business Model
Known for his charitable works, Brees founded an organization ‘Brees Dream Foundation’ with his wife, which helped and supported in research for cancer patients, in honor of his aunt Brittany who died due to cancer. Since the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the foundation is also helping in rebuilding projects. In 2007, they initiated a partnership with an international charity named ‘Operation Kids’ which works to recreate, build and help children by providing academic and athletic support facilities. He is also Known for doing endorsements for brands like Verizon.
Drew seems to believe in going one year at a time, this might be the reason he is not planning on extending his draft with New Orleans Saints and doesn’t really seem to care for the contract. He gave the team a yearlong extension last year in 2016 season, which doesn’t seem possible this year. The quarterback is said to be making a $24.25 million from the team as of this year.
We are looking forward to see more of Drew with New Orleans Saints, performing his elaborate touchdowns and making yard records.