Drew Brees | QB | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 6/29/2014 12:17am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he knows whether TE Jimmy Graham will be ruled as a tight end or a wide receiver. Brees said he spoke with arbitrator Stephen Burbank, who clued him in on how he will rule. 'He kind of let me know what his ruling is going to be,' Brees said. 'But he swore me to secrecy, so I can't really say at this point.'
Huddle Up: Brees also knows who shot JFK and what happened after the Sopranos' finale faded to black, but he isn't revealing those secrets either. The rest of us should find out Graham's fate in the next few days. And the debate can begin: if Graham is declared a wide receiver for NFL purposes, should he also be considered a WR for fantasy purposes?
Posted: 5/22/2014 10:41pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, 35, isn't ruling out playing into his 40s, as long as he is healthy and playing at a high level. Brees is entering his 14th NFL season, and his current contract with the Saints runs through the 2016 season.
Huddle Up: Brees isn't a running QB who's taken a lot of punishment through the years, so there's no reason he shouldn't have at least 3 more elite seasons left in him. New toys, such as speedy first-round WR pick Brandin Cooks, will help keep Brees feeling rejuvenated.
Posted: 1/31/2014 2:45pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees showed his support for impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham Friday, Jan. 31, by standing on radio host Dan Patrick's desk and shouting, 'I want Jimmy Graham back!' Graham has led the team with 270 catches for 3,507 yards and 36 touchdowns in the last three seasons. The Saints are fully expected to re-sign Graham, even if they have to place the franchise tag on him for 2014.
Huddle Up: When pressed on the issue, however, Brees wouldn't commit to giving up some of his contract money to retain Graham. The line of questioning stemmed from Brees' earlier statement that Graham was a tight end, even though Graham hopes to be franchised as a wide receiver. Brees indicated that he didn't intend for his comments to be used as a negotiating tool, then reiterated his support for Graham's return to New Orleans by jumping on the desk a la Tom Cruise on Oprah's couch. It made for great radio; hopefully you were able to catch the televised simulcast of Patrick's show to get the full effect.
Posted: 1/14/2014 1:23pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is willing to restructure his contract to reduce his $18.4 million cap number in 2014. The team is projected to be at least $12 million over the salary cap for 2014.
Huddle Up: The Saints, who remain a few pieces away from Super Bowl contention, definitely can use the cap help and Brees' figures are the obvious place to start.
Posted: 12/26/2013 11:18pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 26, and his knee doesn't appear to be an issue heading into the team's Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'He's fine,' head coach Sean Payton said. 'He had a right knee bruise. There's nothing more to it than that. And yet, we thought it was best we limited the amount of snaps he's getting. ... We just felt like we had a day to do that.' Brees showed no signs of his knee affecting him in practice the last two days.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like anything to worry about. Meanwhile, the best news for his fantasy owners is that Brees is back at home after back-to- back sub-par road showings. In other words, look for him to finish with a statistical flourish.
Posted: 12/16/2013 12:05am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (hand) had his right hand wrapped with ice after the Week 15 game against the St. Louis Rams. Brees suggested Sunday, Dec. 15, after the game that the injury was not serious.
Huddle Up: It looks like he'll be fine for next week.
Posted: 12/3/2013 12:43am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was 23-of-38 for 147 yards, a TD and a fumble Monday, Dec. 2 in a 34-7 loss to the host Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Yeah, it was a tough matchup facing the Seahawks' D and the 12th Man on Monday Night Football, but seeing these numbers next to Brees' name in the boxscore doesn't seem real. In fact, he failed to reach 200 passing yards for the first time since a Week 17 contest against the Bucs in 2010, and the performance came at exactly the wrong time for those Brees owners needing even a decent showing out of the QB to qualify for the fantasy postseason.
Posted: 10/1/2013 12:53am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees recorded another 300-yard passing game in the Week 4 game Monday, Sept. 30, against the Miami Dolphins. It was his ninth straight 300-yard passing game, tying his own NFL record. He finished 30-of-39 for 413 yards and 4 TDs.
Huddle Up: There are few safer fantasy bets than starting Brees at home in a prime-time game, and even an improved Miami defense didn't come close to knocking him off his mark.