As we all sat around twiddling our thumbs waiting for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to sign hs long term contract, anxiety began to set.
Now, nearly two weeks after signing and Brees becoming the highest paid player in NFL history, it shouldn’t come to any surprise that he shows up at training camp donning his very comfortable T-shirt and flip flops.
Brees contends that being paid “top dollar” will not mutate his approach to play his very best nor will it alter his execution to his pro football career or life outside of football.
In 2011 alone, Brees set multiple NFL single-season records and had an astonishing completion percentage of 71.2. His numbers alone promoted the Saints to set an all time NFL high for total offensive yards, with over 7,000 yards.
And of course we won’t forget Brees’ total passing yardage, destroying Dan Marino’s 5,084 total yards set back in 1984.
Brees, arguably the New Orleans Saints most popular athlete, remains very down-to-earth with both fans and his family. He continues to engage fans during training camp practices or those he sees during his family outings.
The Saint’s leader delivered a much needed quantity of substantial news for the franchise that had a very troubling off season. Both coaches and players alike place confidence in their quarterback, going both on and off the record, speaking so highly of their captain.
One thing in common, all have no doubt that the signal caller will perform his best and earn that top dollar.