NFL CAREER – Few players in the era of NFL free agency can rival the impact that Drew Brees has made on the Saints since arriving in 2006 from the San Diego Chargers – leading the team to victory in Super Bowl XLIV and being named the contest's MVP, earning Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors twice, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 2010, being named to the Pro Bowl a club record 12 times and shattering league passing records. He ranks among the league's elite quarterbacks, becoming the first player in NFL history to pass for over 4,000 yards in 12-straight campaigns – including an NFL-record five 5,000-yard passing seasons. Brees has also set single-season NFL records since joining the Saints in 300-yard passing games (13, 2011), completions (471, 2016) and completion percentage (74.4%, 2018). His streak of 54 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass from 2009-12 shattered a mark that had stood since 1960. After breaking the NFL's all-time completions and passing yardage records in 2018, Brees became the NFL's all-time career passing touchdowns recordholder in 2019, completing 281-of-378 passes (74.3%) for 2,979 yards with 27 touchdowns, only four interceptions and a career-high 116.3 passer rating in 11 starts. Brees finished the regular season ranked first in the National Football League in completion percentage, second in passer rating and fourth in fourth quarter passer rating (110.2). He owns five of the top six completion percentage totals in NFL record books. Also, broke the NFL's single game completion record completing 29 of 30 passes (96.7%). Brees' record as a starter for the Saints is 133-83 (.616) in the regular season and 8-7 in the postseason, easily making him the winningest signal-caller in all-time team annals. Brees also has thrown for over 300 yards in a league-record 120 games, including a league-best 16 contests with over 400. Overall, in his 19-year NFL career, he's completed 6,867-of-10,161 passes (67.6%) for 77,416 yards, 547 touchdown passes and a 98.4 passer rating. He's the NFL's all-time record holder in career touchdown passes, completions, yardage, completion percentage and ranks third in passer rating. A pillar of the community, he's also received numerous accolades and awards for taking a leadership role off the field in the Gulf South.
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Saints head coach Sean Payton, Drew Brees play in 2021 Zurich Classic of New Orleans pro-am
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Saints legend Drew Brees played along side PGA Tour pros Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans pro-am on Wednesday April 21, 2021.