Drew Bress during a match

Drew Brees: Controversies, Retirement & Net Worth

Being a football fan, you must have heard of Drew Brees; or you may be the fan of the man himself.

Drew Christopher Brees is also known as cool brees, hurricane drew, and many other cool names.

He is a former American football quarterback player. But recently, he got retired from football games.

Drew Brees in award function
Drew Brees in Award function.

Drew was born on the 15th of January in 1979 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

He started his football career in 2001 after getting selected in the first pick of the second round by the San Diego Chargers.

Quick Facts

After hearing much about Drew Brees’s professional life, let’s know him on a personal basis too.

Full Name Drew Christopher Brees
Date of Birth January 15, 1979
Age 45 Years Old
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, United state
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed (English, Irish, German, and French)
Nick Names Cool Brees, Breesus
Education Westlake high school, Purdue University
Father’s Name Eugene Wilson Brees II
Mother’s Name Mina Brees
Martial Status Married
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Siblings Audrey Brees and Reid Brees
Spouse Brittany Brees
Children Baylen Robert Brees, Callen Christian Brees, Bowen Christopher Brees, Rylen Judith Brees
Height 6 feet
Weight 209 Ibs
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Body Measurement 46-16-36 inches
Profession Footballer
Associated Teams San Deigo Chargers (2001-2005)
New Orleans Saints (2006-2020)
Jersey Number 9 (NFL)
Position Quarterback
Net Worth $160 Million
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Merch Jersey, Trading Card, Funko
Last Update April, 2024

Drew Brees: Age, Height, and Weight

Drew Brees is currently 45 Years Old. He stands about 1.83m tall (6 feet) and weighs about 209 Ibs.

Drew Brees: Family, Childhood, and Education

Drew Brees was born in Dallas, Texas. His father’s name is Eugene Wilson Brees II, and his mother’s name is Mina Brees.

His father worked as a prominent trial attorney, and his mother worked as an attorney.

He is the eldest child in his family. His younger brother’s name is Reid Brees, and he has a half-sister named Audrey Brees. He comes from a very athletic family.

Drew Brees with his brother
Drew Brees with his brother

At the age of seven, Drew’s family decided to get separated; his parents had shared custody over him and his brother.

According to Drew, this situation was tough and hard; however, their parents’ divorce brought him closer to his brother.

After the remarriage of his father, they have a half-sister named Audrey Brees.


In 2001, Brees received a degree in industrial management. He studied at Westlake high school and attended Purdue University.

Similarly, he is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.


Drew Brees: Personal Life

From his social media account, it is crystal clear that he is a family man. He always got time for his family, even during the hectic schedule.

He seems to fulfill all his responsibility being a father and husband.

Drew has four priorities in his life which he believed the most. They are faith, family, football, philanthropy. This is generally known as “Four 4’s” by Brees.

Wife and Kids

In February 2003, Drew married his high school love, Brittany Brees. They dated each other for almost five years.


Now these adorable and beautiful couples have four children; 3 sons and a daughter.

They named them Bowen Christopher Brees, Baylen Robert Brees, Callen Christian Brees, and Rylen Judith Brees.

Drew Brees: Career

Drew has a fantastic career throughout his life. However, he used to play baseball during his high school days. But his point of view changes once he got injured on his knees.

After that, he started to become a quarterback as juniors. During his junior year, in 1996, he was selected as Most Valuable Offensive Player.

San Diego Charger

Though he played football since his high school days, his career as a footballer started once he was selected by the San Diego Charger in the 2001 National Football League draft.

On the 4th of November, he played his first professional football match.

The San Diego Chargers won the AFC West for the first time in the 10 seasons. He was called the 2004 NFL Comeback Player Of the Year.

After all this success in his game, he gets injured and tore his labrum in his last game.


New Orleans Saints

After the 2005 seasons, he did not seem to be pleased with his current teams, so he decided to change his teams.

He did not seem to be excited about the offers provided by the San Diego Chargers.

Drew during a match
Drew during a match      Source: SB Nation

The Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saint were so much interested in signing a contract with him.

Later on, he signed a 6 years contract with the New Orleans Saints worth $60 million.

In 2011, He set an NFL record of 5476 passing yards.

On February 7, 2010, the Indianapolis Colts were defeated by New Orleans Saints in Super Bowls XLIV. He was awarded the title ‘Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.

For the very next decade, Drew Brees continuously breaks different records. He made his fan super proud.

He owns 25 percent of the ownership of Walk-on’s in New Orleans Saints.

Drew Brees: Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Drew has achieved many awards during his football journey.

Here is the list of the awards that Drew Bress has won:

  1. Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award (2010)
  2. In 2008 and 2012, he received the Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of The Year Awards.
  3. NFL Honors- Comeback Players of The Year Award (2004)
  4. Best NFL Player ESPY Award (2010)
  5. Walter Payton Man of The Year Award (2006)
  6. Maxwell Award (2000)
  7. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of The Year (2010)
  8. Art Rooney Award (2019)
  9. Best Bell Award (2009)
  10. Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award (2011)
  11. In 2010, he received Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.
  12. NFL Honors- FedEx Air Player of The Year (2012, 2009, 2008)
  13. Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award (2019, 2012)
  14. In 2010, he won Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
  15. Best Championship Performance ESPY Award (2010)
  16. Castrol EDGE Clutch performance Of the Year (2018, 2016)
  17. NFLPA Alan Page Community Award (2011)

Drew Brees: Injuries

Drew had suffered a lot of injury during his football career.

Although he got hype by his football career, his body did not support him accordingly. His wife, Brittany Brees, had confirmed through her social media account that her husband Drew had suffered a lot during his journey.

He suffered from torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. He also suffered from Torn Fascia in his foot.

Not only this, but also, he suffered from 11 broken ribs and also had lung collapsed.


Drew Brees: Controversies

There were a lot of rumors about Paxton Lynch replacing Drew Brees in New Orleans Saints.

He then tweeted a statement that, later on, became controversial. The exact statement of his tweet was,

“If NYL fans were told there were ‘WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION enough times, they’d believe it. But what happens when you don’t find any?”

After a lot of controversies, he apologized for saying it.

Not only this, but Drew Brees got involved in other controversial acts.

One of them was when he said that kneeling during the national anthem was disrespectful to the US flag.

This was during the George Floyd protest on June 3, 2020. He later apologized for his statement via tweeting on his social media account.

Drew Brees: Salary, Lifestyles, and Net Worth

Drew Brees is one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. He has earned hundreds of millions of dollars.

Drew Brees has a net worth of $160 million.

Drew Brees has earned $250 million from salary over 19 seasons in NFL.

Along with his wife, Brees has also set up his own foundation known as “The Brees Dream Foundation,” where their main primary goal is to provide cancer patients quality of life.

Also, provide education and quality of life who are in real need of it.

Drew Brees: Retirement

Drew decided to take his retirement. He let everyone know about his retirement through his Instagram account.

Drew officially took retirement in 2021. After 20 long years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saints.

He right now is having a quality of time with his wife and children, but he plans to decide his next move in his career after the upcoming Pro Bowl.

Drew Brees: Fun Facts

  1. He was born with large birthmarks on his cheeks. He wished to have it removed.
  2. Drew and his wife run a foundation that supports cancer patients.
  3. He was also named sportsman of the year for 2010 by sports illustrated magazine.
  4. He co-wrote his autobiography named Coming Back Stronger, which opened sat 3rd position on the New York Times bestseller list.
  5. Drew was featured on the cover of Madden NFL 11 video games.
  6. Along with his friend, LaDainian Tomlinson, Brees was honored as 2006 co-Walter Payton Man of the Year to work in charity.

Social Media

Drew has got a lot of fame in his social media account too. He has gained a lot of popularity in social media.

He seems to quite engage in his social account. Having a look at his social media, he seems to be quite active and seems like he loves to share little detail about his personal life too.

Instagram: 1.8M followers
Twitter: 3.2M followers


Does Drew Brees have a degree?

Drew Brees received his college degree in industrial management from Purdue University.

What does Drew Brees drive?

Drew Brees owns a Bugatti Veyron.

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