Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL on the field, yet he’s also one of the most genuine people off the field as well.
The New Orleans Saints have always had high-character players, and Drew Brees’ recent act of kindness is just another example of that. Brees is a top-notch player that just so happens to be one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.
“Saving by Shaving” was the name of the event that Brees was a celebrity guest for. The event raised over $7 million for Boston Children’s Hospital. U.S. News dubbed Boston Children’s the best pediatric hospital in America, topping Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s.
Brees joined former Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston legend David Ortiz as celebrities that joined the superstar quarterback.
Brees, who is set to return for yet another season, is 41 years old and continues to show his support for what he believes in. He showed out on Instagram, saying that he was getting “a serious buzz.”
Saints Wire’s John Sigler detailed several other Saints that have shaved their heads over the last few years.
"He’s the latest Saints player to cut his golden locks for a good cause — Thomas Morstead has regularly grown his hair out before donating it to charities working with pediatric cancer patients, while Sean Payton also shaved his head last summer to support a personal friend."
The Saints are a top-class franchise that does right by both its fans and players. That said, this is just one of several examples that have been shown throughout the years of Saints’ players giving back in a way that’s about so much more than just publicity.
This likely rings close to home for Brees who has children of his own. Helping the nation’s best continue to be at their peak to build a quality future for those that depend on that support is a high-character thing for Brees to assist with.
The Saints will look to their long-time signal-caller to continue to lead them, and no one is doubting that he still has it. Brees will look to avenge three straight discouraging postseason runs.