He remains the Big Ten record-holder in several passing categories, including completions (1,026), attempts (1,678), and yards (11,792). , The next week, Brees threw for 308 yards on 25 of 33 passing along with two touchdowns and one interception in leading the Saints to a 35–27 victory and franchise tying best start at 7–0 against the rival Atlanta Falcons. Jets Trading Sam Darnold To Colts, Bears Or Saints? , Brees's individual statistics led to numerous accolades, including a Pro Bowl selection, the Maxwell Football Club's Bert Bell Award, and runner-up in voting for the AP MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, and All-Pro awards. Drew Brees has addressed his retirement many times and even admitted to contemplating retirement after the 2019 season. Sports Illustrated named Brees its 2010 Sportsman of the Year. With that touchdown pass, Brees broke Johnny Unitas's consecutive game streak with at least one touchdown pass, and Unitas' son Joe was present at the Superdome to witness his father's 52-year-old record being broken.
 He was ranked ninth on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011 players' list.
... What you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart is it shows unity.”. , On February 18, 2007, Brees was honored by the Krewe of Bacchus, a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade organization, as the 2007 Grand Marshal of the Bacchus parade. Last month, the 41-year-old published a post on Instagram suggesting he was returning in 2020.
 The Saints finished with a 7–9 record and missed the playoffs. Love you #WhoDatNation.  Brees finished with 404 passing yards and two passing touchdowns in the loss. He also has a regimented daily exercise routine, focusing on core strength exercises rather than heavy weight training. , Brees remained the starter throughout the 2004 season, where he started 15 games and led the team to a 12–4 regular season record. He is signing a deal with NBC Sports to join …
Nine months after suffering a dislocation in his right shoulder joint and a tear of the labrum and rotator cuff, Brees signed with the Saints as a free agent in 2006, where he has played since.  Westlake went 28–0–1 when Brees started for two seasons and beat a Dominic Rhodes-led Abilene Cooper 55–15 in the 1996 title game. , On November 1, 2015, Brees tied the NFL record of touchdown passes in a game with seven during a 52–49 Saints win over the New York Giants.
One post underscored Jenkins’ thoughts about his former and current teammate: "You’re somebody who I had a great deal of respect for.
prisons. , After the season, the Chargers offered Brees a five-year, $50 million contract that paid $2 million in base salary the first year and the rest heavily based on performance incentives. He’s been a pillar in the New Orleans community, but he’ll never lead again.  Brees' 2014 season began with a pair of games lost on game-ending field goals by the other team; in Week 1, the Saints lost 37–34 on the road to the Atlanta Falcons in overtime and in Week 2, in a 26–24 road loss to the Cleveland Browns, he moved into fourth place on the career passing yardage list, ahead of John Elway. It's "the new normal.''. He corrected himself in an interview earlier this month, calling himself a 'big dummy' and stating that he does now know which year will be Brees' last.  In 2000, he led the Boilermakers to memorable last-minute upsets against top-ranked Ohio State and Michigan en route to the Boilermakers' first Big Ten championship (shared with Michigan and Northwestern) since 1967. Let's make another run at it!".  He admits that it was tough moving to a city that was still in shambles from the hurricane; however, he and Brittany immediately fell in love with the culture and "soul" of the city. This was Brees's first victory over the Carolina Panthers in the Superdome and gave the Saints their best ever start in franchise history at 8–0. Brees holds the NFL records for career pass completions, career pass attempts, career completion percentage, career passing yards, and career touchdown passes. Drew Brees has addressed his retirement many times and even admitted to contemplating retirement after the 2019 season.