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List of career achievements by Drew Brees

Drew Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He left college as one of the most decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten Conference history, establishing two NCAA records, 13 Big Ten Conference records, and 19 Purdue University records. As of 2018, he remains the Big Ten record-holder in several passing categories, including completions (1,026), attempts (1,678), and yards (11,792).

Brees holds the NFL records for career pass completions, career completion percentage, career passing yards, and is 3rd in career passing touchdowns. In 2012, he broke Johnny Unitas' long-standing record of consecutive games with a touchdown pass. He has passed for over 5,000 yards in a season five times—no other NFL quarterback has done so more than once. He has led the NFL in passing yards a record seven times and in passing touchdowns a record-tying four times. He was the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2011, and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. Sports Illustrated named Brees its 2010 Sportsman of the Year. Brees is one of three QBs to beat all 32 teams.

CollegeEdit

StatisticsEdit

Passing
Year Team GP Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int
1997 Purdue 8 19 43 44.2 232 0 1
1998 Purdue 13 361 569 63.4 3,983 39 20
1999 Purdue 12 337 554 60.8 3,909 25 12
2000 Purdue 12 309 512 60.4 3,668 26 12
Total 45 1,026 1,678 61.1 11,792 90 45

RecordsEdit

Big Ten conference records
  • Most career passing yards (11,792)[1]
  • Most career pass attempts (1,678)[2]
  • Most career pass completions (1,026)[3]
  • Most passing touchdowns in a season (39; 1998)[4]
  • Most pass attempts in a season (569; 1998)[5]
  • Most pass completions in a season (361; 1998)[6]

AwardsEdit

ProfessionalEdit

StatisticsEdit

Legend
Led the league
NFL record
Won the Super Bowl
AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year
Bold Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team G GS Comp Att Yds Pct Avg TD Int Lng YPG Sck SckY Rate
2001 SD 1 0 15 27 221 55.6 8.2 1 0 40 221.0 2 12  94.8
2002 SD 16 16 320 526 3,284 60.8 6.2 17 16 52 205.3 24 180  76.9
2003 SD 11 11 205 356 2,108 57.6 5.9 11 15 68 191.6 21 178  67.5
2004 SD 15 15 262 400 3,159 65.5 7.9 27 7 79 210.6 18 131 104.8
2005 SD 16 16 323 500 3,576 64.6 7.2 24 15 54 223.5 27 223  89.2
2006 NO 16 16 356 554 4,418 64.3 8.0 26 11 86 276.1 18 105  96.2
2007 NO 16 16 440 652 4,423 67.5 6.8 28 18 58 276.4 16 109  89.4
2008 NO 16 16 413 635 5,069 65.0 8.0 34 17 84 316.8 13 92 96.2
2009 NO 15 15 363 514 4,388 70.6 8.5 34 11 75 292.5 20 135 109.6
2010 NO 16 16 448 658 4,620 68.1 7.0 33 22 80 288.8 25 185 90.9
2011 NO 16 16 468 657 5,476 71.2 8.3 46 14 79 342.3 24 158 110.6
2012 NO 16 16 422 670 5,177 63.0 7.7 43 19 80 323.6 26 190 96.3
2013 NO 16 16 446 650 5,162 68.6 7.9 39 12 76 322.6 37 244 104.7
2014 NO 16 16 456 659 4,952 69.2 7.5 33 17 69 309.5 29 186 97.0
2015 NO 15 15 428 627 4,870 68.3 7.8 32 11 80 324.7 31 235 101.0
2016 NO 16 16 471 673 5,208 70.0 7.7 37 15 98 325.5 27 184 101.7
2017 NO 16 16 386 536 4,334 72.0 8.1 23 8 54 270.9 20 145 103.9
2018 NO 15 15 272 356 3,135 76.4 8.33 29 2 72 285 10 77 127.3
Career 260 259 6,494 9,650 73,580 67.3 7.62 517 230 98 283 388 2,769  97.90

PostseasonEdit

Year Team G GS Comp Att Yds Pct Avg TD Int Lng YPG Sck SckY Rate
2004 SD 1 1 31 42 319 73.8 7.6 2 1 44 319.0 2 11  101.2
2006 NO 2 2 47 81 597 58.0 7.4 3 1 88 298.5 6 51   88.3
2009 3 3 72 102 732 70.6 7.2 8 0 44 244.0 2 15  117.0
2010 1 1 39 60 404 65.0 6.7 2 0 40 404.0 1 7   95.4
2011 2 2 73 106 928 68.9 8.8 7 2 66 464.0 5 34  110.1
2013 2 2 44 73 559 60.3 7.7 2 2 52 279.5 3 9   81.9
2017 2 2 48 73 670 65.8 9.2 5 3 80 335.0 3 23  100.8
Postseason 13 13 354 537 4,209 65.9 7.8 29 9 88 323.77 22 150  100.7

NFL recordsEdit

  • Most games with 300+ passing yards – 114[11]
  • Most games with 400+ passing yards – 16[12]
  • Most touchdown passes in a single game – 7 (Tied), 11/1/2015 [13]
  • Most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass – 54
  • Most consecutive home games with at least one touchdown pass – 60
  • Most Seasons with 5,000+ passing yards – 5 (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
  • Most consecutive games with 20+ completions – 57 (2009–2013)[14]
  • Most pass attempts in a playoff game with zero interceptions – 60 (at Seattle, 1/8/2011)[15]
  • Most pass completions in a playoff game with zero interceptions – 39 (at Seattle, 1/8/2011)[15]
  • All-time leader in completion percentage – 67.3%
  • All time leader in career passing yards – 74,437.[16]
  • Highest career regular season passing yards per game – 283
  • Fastest to reach 50,000 yards passing[17]
  • Fastest to reach 60,000 yards passing[18]
  • Fastest to reach 70,000 yards passing.
  • Most seasons leading league in passing yards (7)
  • Most consecutive seasons with 4,000+ passing yards (12)[19]
  • Most consecutive seasons with 5,000+ passing yards (3)
  • Most consecutive seasons with 20+ touchdown passes (14)
  • Most consecutive seasons with 30+ touchdown passes (9)
  • Most seasons with 30+ touchdown passes (10)

Saints franchise recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big Ten Conference Career Passing Yards Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Big Ten Conference Career Pass Attempts Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Conference Career Pass Completions Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Big Ten Conference Single Season Passing Touchdowns Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Conference Single Season Pass Attempts Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Big Ten Conference Single Season Pass Completions Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Brees Wins Maxwell Award". Purdue University Athletics. December 8, 2000.
  8. ^ "Brees Receives Socrates Award". Purdue University Athletics. January 31, 2000.
  9. ^ "2000 College Football Scholar-Athlete Class Announced". National Football Foundation. October 31, 2000.
  10. ^ "Brees Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year". Purdue University Athletics. November 28, 2000.
  11. ^ Dabe, Christopher (2018-09-09). "Drew Brees sets NFL record with 94th career 300-yard passing game". NOLA.
  12. ^ Martel, Brett (2016-10-16). "Brees leads Saints past slumping Panthers, 41–38". Associated Press. New Orleans: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  13. ^ "NFL Single Game Passing Touchdowns", Pro-Football-Reference.com
  14. ^ "Brees throws 2 TDs as Saints beat Titans 22–17 – NFL". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  15. ^ a b "Records – Passing" NFL.com
  16. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/
  17. ^ McGarry, Tim (2013-12-09). "Drew Brees joins the 50,000-yard club". For The Win. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  18. ^ Dabe, Christopher (2015-12-21). "Drew Brees becomes fastest to reach 60,000 career passing yards". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  19. ^ "Most consecutive seasons, 4,000+ pass yards". Pro-Football-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  20. ^ "New Orleans Saints Career Passing Leaders".
  21. ^ "NFL Career Passing Yards Leaders". PFRef.com.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "New Orleans Saints Single-Season Passing Register", Pro-Football-Reference.com
  23. ^ a b NFL Records: Passing" Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine, NFL.com
  24. ^ a b "2008 Saints Media Guide"
  25. ^ "George Halas Award". PFWA.
  26. ^ "Brees big winner at ESPYS". ESPN. July 15, 2010.
  27. ^ "New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees says he's humbled by the 2011 Bart Starr award". The Times-Picayune. February 5, 2011.
  28. ^ Texas Sports Hall of Fame Inductees; accessed January 4, 2015.
  29. ^ Layden, Tim (December 6, 2010). "Sportsman of the Year – Drew Brees: The saints quarterback brought a Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans – just one of the countless ways he has contributed to the rebirth of a great American city" (PDF). Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 14, 2014.
  30. ^ "PFWA – Good Guy Award". PFWA.

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