Holding the NFL record for career passing yards is New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees. After being initially drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001, he joined the Saints in 2006 as a free agent and led the Mercedes-Benz Superdome outfit to its maiden Super Bowl triumph in Super Bowl XLIV. He leads in the NFL in career passes completed as well with 6586 of the same.
Drew Brees has made it to the Pro Bowl 12 times, he has led the NFL in passing yards a record seven times and also has a Super Bowl MVP award to his name. His net worth is estimated at $100 million.
Drew Brees Salary
The Purdue University graduate has earned more that $221 million in cumulative salary earnings so far. Brees signed his last contract extension in March 2018 where he signed a 2-year $50 million deal including a guaranteed sum of $27 million.
The biggest contract of Brees' career was a 5-year $100 million deal which he signed in July 2012. Out of this, $40 million was paid out to the Saints' quarterback that year itself, making it the biggest paycheck of his career as well.
Drew Brees Endorsements
Being one of the most prodigious quarterbacks in the history of NFL comes has its advantages, as shown by the number of endorsement deals racked by by Brees over the years.
He has worked with more than a dozen companies throughout his career including the likes of Microsoft, P&G, PepsiCo, Nike, Verizon, AdvoCare and Wrangler. As per Forbes, Brees pocketed a mammoth $13 million in endorsement earnings alone in 2018.
Drew Brees Charity Work
The Super Bowl XLIV MVP has been one of the most charitable athletes of all time. Most of his philanthropic efforts have taken place through the Brees Dream Foundation which he founded in 2003 along with his wife Brittany Brees.
The foundation was initially set up to support cancer patients but extended its activities towards supporting children and families in need in New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette. It has contributed over $25 million towards the same.
|Residence||New Orleans, Lousiana|
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player, Endorsements|
|Salary||$25 million per year|
|Endorsement earnings||$13 million in 2018|
|Brands endorsed||Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nike, Verizon, AdvoCare, Wrangler|
|Marital status||Married to Brittany Brees|
|Charities supported||Brees Dream Foundation, United Service Organization, Operation Kids|
Updated on 27 February 2019