Drew Brees | QB | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 3/23/2015 2:35pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will not be traded, according to general manager Mickey Loomis. Recent speculation said that Brees may be on the trade block after his favorite target, TE Jimmy Graham, was dealt to the Seattle Seahawks. 'Anybody who thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that's just not true,' Loomis told USA TODAY Sports. Brees threw for 33 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2014 while completing 69.2% of his passes for a league-high 4,952 yards.
Huddle Up: The Saints traded Brees' top target, so regardless of what they say it's apparent no one on their team is untouchable. That said, it will be difficult to find takers for a quarterback of Brees' age with his accompanying salary.
Posted: 3/17/2015 4:18pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees might not be off limits in a trade this offseason that has already seen the team trade TE Jimmy Graham, OG Ben Grubbs and WR Kenny Stills. The Saints have begun to think about life after Brees, and a report surfaced late last year that the team is likely to 'draft a quarterback highly this year.'
Huddle Up: After one of his "worst" seasons in N.O. still resulted in a league-high 4,952 yards, a 69.2 completion percentage and 33 TDs, Brees is not at the end of the road yet, but with the QB having just tuned 36, it's certainly within reason that the Saints might want to explore getting something for the QB while they can if they're faced with a tight cap/rebuilding-type situation anyway for the next season or two.
Posted: 1/27/2015 11:37pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said 2014 was the most frustrating season of his career, but remained optimistic about the team's future. 'I think we've identified the problems or the things that got us beat or the things that didn't allow us to be as good as we know we can be, and we have the solution to fix it,' Brees said. 'It's going to take a lot of work, but I know we can get it done.'
Huddle Up: Cutting down on his own turnovers after throwing 17 interceptions and losing three fumbles last season is likely at or near the top of the list for Brees, who turned 36 earlier this month. Meanwhile, Brees' other passing numbers (4,952 yards, 33 TDs and 97.0 passer rating) were certainly right in line with his other totals from recent seasons.
Posted: 1/10/2015 12:08am et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will play in the 2015 Pro Bowl in place of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (neck).
Huddle Up: In a down year, Brees still led the league in attempts (659), completions (456) and passing yards (4,952) while tossing 33 TD passes and finishing third among QBs with 392 fantasy points.
Posted: 12/16/2014 2:32pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns in the romp over the Chicago Bears in Week 15 Monday, Dec. 15. He went 29-for-36 and reached the 4,000-yard mark for the ninth straight season.
Huddle Up: If Brees didn't cost you in Week 14 (235 yards, 1 TD), he came through with a vintage performance Monday night and another could be in store Sunday against the woeful Falcons' D.
Posted: 8/25/2014 10:14pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (personal) missed practice Monday, Aug. 25, to be with his wife, who is expecting the couple's fourth child. The team did not comment on Brees' status for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Brees' fantasy owners can breathe easy as this was nothing to do with a flare-up of the oblique injury that kept him for much of early camp.
Posted: 8/18/2014 9:42am et
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) said he definitely plans to play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have yet to see Brees this preseason; it will make it a whole lot easier to sink an early pick into Brees after seeing him fire bullets in the third exhibition game.
Posted: 8/17/2014 7:59pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) may play in the third preseason game, according to head coach Sean Payton. However, Payton doesn't want to put a target date on Brees' return.
Huddle Up: This injury has proven to be peskier than Brees and the Saints would've thought and he's going on 3 weeks now without significant camp work his young WRs. On the flip side, Brees has 8 seasons in Sean Payton's system to fall back on so it certainly won't take long for him to get up to speed once he returns.
Posted: 8/15/2014 9:04pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Tennessee Titans. Brees was able to throw and run before the game, but was on the field in workout clothes and not suited up.
Huddle Up: Brees misses his second straight preseason game but there's still no concern over his availability for Week 1. The Saints are just be cautious with their most valuable commodity.
Posted: 8/13/2014 4:01pm et
It does not appear like New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) will be able to play in the second preseason game even though head coach Sean Payton has not disclosed his status.
Huddle Up: The Saints' regular-season opener is still more than a month away, but this injury is starting to make a few Brees owners a tad bit uneasy.
Posted: 8/6/2014 3:49pm et
The New Orleans Saints have not decided if QB Drew Brees (oblique) will play in the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Sean Payton. Brees has not practiced since Thursday, July 31, because of an oblique injury.
Huddle Up: You'd think that the prudent move at this point would be to hold Brees out of the game as the last thing the Saints need is an aggravation of the injury. See what develops . . .
Posted: 8/5/2014 11:51pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Brees' fantasy owners are hoping the QB is getting his injury issues out of the way early. Meanwhile, there's a battle brewing for the Saints' No. 2 job, and Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin will get ample opportunity to show their wares Friday night.
Posted: 8/4/2014 8:29pm et
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees missed practice Monday, Aug. 4 with a strained left oblique. Brees was on the field but was not wearing pads. Head coach Sean Payton said Brees is day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Brees suffered the injury Friday and also missed Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage, but it's still isn't a huge deal with the games that count still more than a month away.
Posted: 8/2/2014 11:31am et
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (oblique) did not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2, because of an oblique injury, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: The injury isn't expected to be serious, as the Saints are just being cautious with their franchise QB. Brees remains one of the top fantasy signal callers available for the upcoming season.
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.