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QB Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

6-1, 220Born: 1-15-1979College: PurdueDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

Drew Brees closed out a decade in New Orleans in 2015. He and the entire Saints passing offense have enjoyed unparalleled success throughout his ten years there. Brees has averaged 4,856 passing yards per season, 7.73 yards per attempt, a completion rate of 67.6% and almost 35 touchdowns per year. He turned 37 in January, but has not yet shown signs of slowing down. This season is the final year of the five-year $100 Million contract that he signed back in July 2012, yet Brees is confident that he will sign an extension and play the remainder of his career in New Orleans. The year before last, he lost his favorite target in Jimmy Graham, but the offense continued its success, using Ben Watson and a mostly young cadre of wide receivers. This year he loses Marques Colston, who also joined the Saints in 2006 with Brees, catching over 700 passes for almost 10,000 yards and 72 TDs. However, the Saints signed free agent Coby Fleener to a five-year $36 Million contract to replace the departing Watson and added rookie Michael Thomas in the second round of the draft. The Saints have attempted over 650 passes in each of the past four seasons and the focus on the passing game should continue this year enabling Brees to remain among the NFL leaders in passing yardage. Brees has not finished below QB6 in any season with the Saints and this year, his ADP may be a little lower providing even more value. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 6, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 11
Overall Redraft - 55, 31, 39, 40, 42, 45, 56, 58, 60
QB Dynasty - 12, 12, 15, 15, 18

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2013 NO 16 446 650 5162 39 12 35 52 3 2
2014 NO 16 456 659 4952 33 17 27 68 1 3
2015 NO 15 428 627 4870 32 11 24 14 1 2
2016 PROJ-Dodds 16 428 630 * * * 23 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 433 645 * * * 22 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 444 665 * * * 20 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 70
QB: 6

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Latest News

Saints | Drew Brees will report for workouts (Mon May 23, 08:07 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he will be on the field for organized team activities Tuesday, May 24, even though the two sides have not be able to reach an agreement on a contract extension.

Our View: Brees is in the final year of his current deal, and he has a cap hit of $30 million in 2016. There's $20.8 million left in dead money on his deal, but the Saints may want to extend him to lower the total hit for this season. There's no reason for Brees to skip OTAs, so we're not shocked he's going to be at the facility.
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2016 Schedule

1vs Oakland Raiders
2@ New York Giants
3vs Atlanta Falcons
4@ San Diego Chargers
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs Carolina Panthers
7@ Kansas City Chiefs
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9@ San Francisco 49ers
10vs Denver Broncos
11@ Carolina Panthers
12vs Los Angeles Rams
13vs Detroit Lions
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ Arizona Cardinals
16vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17@ Atlanta Falcons