Drew Brees Net Worth (Updated 2024)

Last Modified Apr 9, 2024 07:37 GMT
NameAndrew ‘Drew’ Christopher Brees
Net Worth$160 million
Age45 (Born January 15, 1979)
PositionQuarterback (San Diego Chargers: 2001-2005, New Orleans Saints: 2006-2020)
ResidenceNew Orleans, LA
Marital StatusMarried (2003)
SpouseBrittany Brees (2003-present)
ChildrenRylen Judith Brees, Bowen Christopher Brees, Callen Christian Brees, Baylen Robert Brees
Source of WealthNFL, endorsements, businesses
Salary$25,000,000 per annum - last NFL salary
EndorsementsAdvoCare International, Nike, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble - for products Nyquil and Dayquil- , Verizon and Wrangler
Endorsement Earnings$16 million


Drew Christopher Brees is a decorated former quarterback who played 20 long years in the NFL. He started his career with the San Diego Chargers where he played for five years before finishing an outstanding 15-year career with the New Orleans Saints. Brees solidified his reputation as one of the best quarterbacks throughout the late 2000s and the 2010s in the New Orleans Saints' No.9 jersey.


Brees was a multi-talented athlete in his younger days. He dabbled in baseball, basketball, and football during high school and secured a record-breaking win for his high school football team, the Austin Westlakes followed by a state championship. He was named amongst the Top 5 Most Valuable Offensive Players in Texas high schools. He then joined Purdue University where he played for the Purdue Boilermakers for four years from 1997-2000 after which he was selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.



Drew Brees Net Worth
Drew Brees during his time with the Saints



What is Drew Brees Net Worth in 2024?

As of 2024, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Drew Brees has an approximate net worth of $160 million. He is one of the richest athletes internationally, earning through his sport as well as numerous endorsements.


The jersey number 9 quarterback reportedly left the San Diego Chargers (now Los Angeles Chargers) in 2005 after being disappointed with the deal he was offered after his injury, instead of signing a six-year contract with the New Orleans Saints in 2006 for $60 million-plus bonuses.


Drew Brees Salary

During his fifth NFL season with the San Diego Chargers in 2005, Brees signed a one-year contract for $8 million. However, he left the team shortly after sustaining an injury and failing to secure a profitable deal.


The following year, Drew was signed by the New Orleans Saints for a six-year contract worth nearly 7 times the previous amount, $60 million, as well as a $22 million signing bonus. In his 20 years playing for the NFL, the quarterback and part-time war veteran has earned nearly $250 million from his NFL salary alone. In 2012, Brees signed a five-year, $100 million contract, which was the highest amount ever in NFL history at the time. The 45-year-old father of four earned $25 million annually in the final year of his career.


Drew Brees Salary History


YearContractSigning BonusAverage Salary
2001 - 2004 (San Diego)4 yr(s) / $3,605,000$1,845,000$901,250
2005 (San Diego)1 yr(s) / $8,078,000-$8,078,000
2006 - 2011 (New Orleans)6 yr(s) / $60,000,000$8,000,000$10,000,000
2012 - 2016 (New Orleans)5 yr(s) / $100,000,000$37,000,000$20,000,000
2016 - 2017 (New Orleans Extension)1 yr(s) / $24,250,000$30,000,000$24,250,000
2018 - 2019 (New Orleans Extension)2 yr(s) / $50,000,000$13,500,000$25,000,000
2020 (New Orleans Extension)$2,000,000$16,250,000$25,000,000


Drew Brees Endorsements

Brees is not just famous as one of the best starting quarterbacks in the NFL, but is also popular for his many endorsements. In 2010, Brees became the national spokesperson for AdvoCare International, a marketing company that produces personal care products and nutritional supplements for weight management. Later that year, Brees was appointed as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition by then-President Obama. He shared the title with the ex-Olympic gymnast, Dominique Dawes. A victim of bullying in high school, Brees cameoed in an anti-bullying video “It Gets Better” in October 2010.

Brees endorses multi-million dollar corporations such as Nike, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble - for products Nyquil and Dayquil, Verizon, and Wrangler. He earned an estimated $13 million through endorsements in 2018. The celebrity player is said to pocket over $13,000 for every sponsored tweet.


Also Read: What is Drew Brees’ current contract?


Drew Brees Investments

Apart from an illustrious career in the NFL, Brees has made successful investments in a number of businesses, ranging from restaurants to a food delivery service, Waitr. In 2015, he purchased 25% stakes in a sports bar in Baton Rouge, called Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. In 2019, he opened a Walk-On’s branch in his hometown, Texas.


He is currently planning to expand the franchise to Gulf Coast states. Brees is also the owner of nine Jimmy John’s stores, a gourmet fast-food chain, as well as chains of Happy’s Irish Pub, and Dunkin. He reportedly aims to open 69 Dunkin branches at various locations in the US. He has also partnered with the San Diego Surf Sports, a soccer center for aspiring athletes. In 2016, Drew became the co-owner of the boxing franchise, Title Boxing Club.


Drew Brees Charity Work

Drew Brees and his childhood sweetheart-turned-wife, Brittany Dudchenko founded the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 in memory of Brittany’s aunt who lost her life to cancer. The organization supports cancer patients and funds research and expanded to provide shelter and assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


In 2007, the charity partnered with an international children’s charity organization, Operation Kids, that offered academic and sporting opportunities as well as mentoring programs to intellectually challenged children. The partnership also worked to strengthen and improve childcare facilities in New Orleans. He also raised money for the organization by participating in the Pro Sports Team Challenge for Operation Kids. Apart from this, the NFL quarterback also raised money for other charities by promoting a new line of hamburgers by the Chilli’s Grill and Bar in 2008.


He has also paid a massive amount of $50,000 to the Purdue Athletic Life Support (PALS) Program. Moreover, Brees also sponsors his alma mater fraternity, Sigma Chi, to aid in constructing houses in partnership with the Rebuilding Through Brotherhood initiative of the Habitat for Humanity organization.


As of today, the Brees Dream Foundation has donated over $35 million to various causes globally, including $5 million to Louisiana for Covid-19 relief as well as another $5 million to Ochsner Health System for rebuilding healthcare centers in the state.


How much does Brees make a year?

Drew Brees had an annual average income of $25,000,000 during his last season as a quarterback in the NFL. Given that he is retired now, it is difficult to guess how much money he is making from his various businesses, investments, and other ventures.


What Companies Does Drew Brees Own?

Drew Brees does not only excel at Football but also at business. He loves franchising and currently owns restaurant franchises as well as a food delivery service, Waitr. He owns 25% in shares of a sports bar Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, nine outlets of Jimmy John’s, and chains of Happy’s Irish Pub and Dunkin. He is also the co-owner of a boxing franchise, Title Boxing Club.


Also Read: All About Drew brees' wife, Brittany Brees


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FAQs

A. Drew Brees played 20 seasons in the NFL with the Chargers and the Saints. 

A. Drew Bress played for only two teams in his career. He played his first 5 years with the San Diego Chargers (now Los Angeles Chargers) and then the next 15 years with the New Orleans Saints.

Brees decided to retire from the NFL on March 14, 2021, after 20 long years.

A. Brees is not yet in enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as he can only be eligible in 2026. 

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