Drew Brees announced his retirement after the 2020 season, ending one of the most incredible quarterback careers in NFL history. What better time to take a look at some books about this great quarterbacks career.
Who is Drew Brees?
Drew Brees was an American football player best known for his years with the New Orleans Saints. When he retired after the 2020 season, Brees was the NFL leader in career pass completions, career completion percentage, and regular season passing yards. In addition to that, he also ranked second in career touchdown passes and career pass attempts.
Brees suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder during the 2005 season and many people feared that he would not be the same when coming back. This allowed him to leave San Diego and head to New Orleans, where he would immediately start putting up huge numbers. He eventually lead the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV after the 2009 season where the team won their first championship.
In 2019, Brees broke Peyton Manning’s record for most all-time touchdown passes.
Drew Brees NFL Records and Awards:
- Super Bowl champion (XLIV)
- Super Bowl MVP (XLIV)
- 2× NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011)
- Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2006)
- NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2004)
- Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2010)
- ssociated Press Male Athlete of the Year (2010)
- Bert Bell Award (2009)
- Art Rooney Award (2018)
- Bart Starr Award (2011)
- 2× Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award (2012, 2019)
- Maxwell Award (2000)
- Chicago Tribune Silver Football (2000)
- 2× Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (1998, 2000)
- Most career passing yards
- Most career pass completions
- Highest single-season completion percentage (74.4%)
- Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass
- Most pass completions in a season
- Most 5,000 passing yard seasons
- Highest completion percentage in a game (96.7%)
- Most touchdown passes in a game (tied)
Does Drew Brees have an autobiography?
Drew Brees released Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity, written with Chris Fabry, in September of 2011.
Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity by Drew Brees with Chris Fabry: When a conceivably profession finishing shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team―and confronting the overwhelming undertaking of figuring out how to toss a football all over again―coaches around the NFL pondered, Will he at any point return?
After Hurricane Katrina crushed New Orleans, leaving in excess of 80% of the city submerged, many pondered, Will the city at any point return? What’s more, with their arena changed into a shoddy displaced person camp, driving the Saints to play their whole 2005 season out and about, individuals addressed, Will the Saints at any point return?
It takes an uncommon individual to transform misfortune into progress and misery into hope―yet that is by and large what Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees has done―and with the heaviness of a whole city on his shoulders.
Returning Stronger is a definitive rebound story, not just of one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, yet in addition of a city and a group that many had everything except abandoned. Brees’ motivating message of expectation and consolation demonstrates that with enough confidence, assurance, and heart, you can conquer any obstruction life tosses your direction and return, however return more grounded.
Best Drew Brees Book
Payton and Brees: The Men Who Built the Greatest Offense in NFL History by Jeff Duncan: In 2006, Sean Payton showed up in New Orleans as a generally obscure first time NFL lead trainer. His assignment was overwhelming: restore a Saints group that had quite recently completed 3–13 and had won just a single season finisher game in the past forty years.
In the mean time, the city was going through its own faltering reconstruct following the decimation of Hurricane Katrina five months earlier. Payton realized that to pivot the Saints’ fortunes, he expected to pivot their dreadful quarterback heritage. The Saints focused on a San Diego Chargers castoff they trusted would turn into the new face of their franchise: Drew Brees.
Each team in the NFL had passed on Brees at least once because of his surgically repaired right shoulder or his lack of prototypical size. For the Saints, Brees merited the danger. Together, these two longshots focused in and had the opportunity to work, remaking the city as they changed the establishment from a laughingstock franchise to Super Bowl Champions.
What they have done since, including building the most productive offense the NFL has at any point seen and setting various passing and scoring records, has only deepened their legacy in New Orleans and throughout the league.
Best Drew Brees Biography for Kids
Great Americans in Sports: Drew Brees by Matt Christopher: Drew Brees grew up in a family of athletes, and overcame injuries and setbacks to become one of today’s best quarterbacks.
This thorough biography- complete with photographs and fun infographics – shows how Drew Brees went from being a flag football player to Super Bowl MVP and present day legend, and is sure to appeal to armies of football fans.
At 160 pages, this book is perfect for readers ages 8 to 12 years old who want to learn about the NFL legend.
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