New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees today was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.
In September Brees completed 107-of-148 passes (72.3 percent) for 1,343 yards, with eight touchdowns and a 106.9 passer rating. Over the course of the first month of regular season play, Brees leads the NFL in completions, completion percentage and passing yards, ranks second in attempts and average gain, and third in passer rating.
Despite losing top targets WR Marques Colston, TE Jeremy Shockey and WR David Patten due to injuries during the first four contests, Brees still averaged 335.7 passing yards per game putting him on pace to break the NFL record for yards in a season. He has 11 completions of 25 yards or more over the first four games, including four of over 50.
"Its an honor to be recognized for the award," said Brees. "The award though is really a reflection on the position the coaches have put us in to makes plays and the play of the offensive line, the receivers, tight ends and running backs. I think we all share in the award. The most important thing for us right now is to get ready to play the Vikings on Monday night. We know the importance of the game and hope our fans are aware of the importance, as well, and that they come out and give us the great support we have had during our first two game in the Superdome."
Despite having a resume of awards throughout his eight-year career that reads like a grocery list for a family of nine, this is Brees' first player of the month honor.