There is no question that Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, what most people know is that he won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009. But, what a lot of people don’t know about Brees however is that he is what he does for other people and the community off the field.
When people think of Brees they may remember that he broke Dan Marino’s single season passing record in the 2011 season, and that he was an integral part of negotiating the new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL. Still… this is not the reason why we respect Drew Brees so much. If you think back to when he was a star in college at Purdue people always speculated that he was too short to be an effective QB in the NFL.
“Drew Brees is a winner both on and off the field”
Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers and when given the chance he showed that he was a very good quarterback. Unfortunately a shoulder injury left the Chargers with questions so instead of re-signing him they went with Phillip Rivers, and Brees had to look for a new team. Out of all the places he could have went to play football, he decide to go to the New Orleans Saints whose entire city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
That choice showed just how much of a great person Brees is, as many players avoided New Orleans because the city was ravaged and it did not appear recovery was going to be quick. Brees came out and told everyone he wanted to be there, and help rebuild the city and went around meeting locals who were affected by the tragedy. On top of that Brees went on to display great leadership skills as the unquestioned leader of the Saints, and these skills showed both on the field and off.
A Soldier With A Huge Heart
Every year Drew Brees spends some time with the United States Marine Corps; he has visited the troops several times overseas, even waking up in the morning and doing daily PT with them. Furthermore as a tribute Drew has adopted a Marine Corps running cadence that he uses before games to inspire his teammates.
Many athletes remember the troops, but not many have gone as far as to train with them and take out weeks of their lives in places where the average person would not want to be. Then if you add up all of the work he has done with his own charity The Brees Dream Foundation where he is active in events – not just using it for show (he is one of the people who re-defines how athletes are perceived). Drew Brees is a winner both on and off the field.
Stud quarterback, humanitarian and an all-around great guy, Drew Brees is our Man of The Hour and if you doubt that he’s as good as we say just ask anyone about him and you’ll be loathe to find anyone with anything bad to say.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.