Drew Brees is an American professional football quarterback player, who is currently playing with the New Orleans Saints National Football League team. Let’s find out how much is Drew Brees’s net worth in 2018.
Drew Brees Early Life
Drew Christopher Brees was born on January 15, 1979, in Austin, Texas, United States. His father, Eugene Wilson Brees II was a professional basketball player for some time, and his mother Mina Brees died in 2009. Drew’s parents divorced around 1986, and he said that he experienced hard times during that period. He has 1 brother and 1 step sister from his father’s second wife, Reid Brees and Audrey Brees.
Drew Brees studied at the Westlake High School where he won the championship. He graduated in 2001 with an industrial management degree from the Purdue University.
Drew Brees has been married to Brittany Brees since 2003. Drew and Brittany gave birth to 3 sons and 1 daughter. Their sons are Baylen Robert Brees, Callen Christian Brees, and Bowen Christopher Brees. Their only daughter was born in 2014, and her name is Rylen Judith Brees.
Drew Brees Career
Drew Brees received offers from 2 colleges after high school, the University of Kentucky and Purdue University, and he went for Purdue. During his 4 years at college, Drew made 11,792 yards and got 90 touchdowns. He has also received several awards for his great achievements.
Drew Brees was drafted in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers (Los Angeles Chargers). He played his first game ever against Kansas City Chiefs, and the first season wasn’t so good with 8-8 record. The 2003 season, Drew was replaced by Doug Flutie. 2004 season was great for Drew Brees with the Chargers, the team’s record was 12-4, and he earned the National Football League Comeback Player of the Year Award.
After the 2005 season, San Diego Chargers offered him a 5 years contract with $50 million, but he wanted more, and they refused. Drew Brees had an injury during his last season with the Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints were interested in getting him. The Dolphins stopped negotiating with him, and he signed a 6-year contract with the New Orleans Saints for $60 million in 2006.
Drew Brees’s first season with New Orleans Saints was great as he led the team to 10-6 record, went to the playoffs, but lost the NFC Championship to Chicago Bears. The next 2 seasons Drew Brees couldn’t get the team to the playoffs. Drew Brees had a great 2009 season with the Saints, the team was 1st on NFC South, and won the Super Bowl XLIV against the Colts.
The 2011 season was another great season for Drew Brees, and the team finished losing the divisional playoffs to the 49ers with the 13-3 record. The 2016 season wasn’t good at all for the Saints as they finished missing the playoffs with 7-9 record.
In 2017, Drew Brees has been doing a fine season. However, some news and people say that he’d probably retire soon as he’s getting old and maybe soon unable to lead the team to great wins. Drew Brees is also the owner of several restaurants that are continuously expanding.
Awards & Achievements
Drew Brees has been earning a lot of awards since his college career. During his college career, he earned the Maxwell Award, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Football Co-Champions, Big Ten Medal of Honor, and others.
Drew Brees’s NFL awards and honors including National Football League Comeback Player of the Year Award (2004), Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award (2006), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011), Bert Bell Award, along with the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award.
Net Worth of Drew Brees
Drew Brees has an estimated net worth of $130 million. He made his fortune from playing as a professional quarterback player, from the commercials, and from the restaurants he owns. Drew Brees annual earnings reach up to more than $10 million from the Saints and from the commercials.
Drew Brees is considered as one of the best professional quarterback players of all time. In 2017, he’s been doing not bad with the Saints. However, news and predictions say that he might be retiring soon because he’s getting old and might not be able to give good plays at a near point.