Saints: 3 reasons that Drew Brees is a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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His Philanthropy and Humanity

There is no doubt that Drew Brees changed the city of New Orleans through his football playing that led the Saints to be a perennial playoff team, but Brees’ work off the field is just as notable and should be considered a huge quality when considering him for a first-ballot HOF.

In 2003 Drew Brees founded the Brees Dream Foundation and donated an initial $100,000 in support of helping cancer patients and finding a cure. In 2007 after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Brees announced a partnership with Operation Kids.

Through this, their mission was to help rebuild and recreate academic and athletic facilities and parks. Brees’ foundation has also partnered over the years with Habitat for Humanity’s Rebuild Through Brotherhood program.

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Most recently, Brees’ foundation has partnered with and donated $5 million toward Oschner Health Services to build numerous health facilities across the state of Louisiana. Brees was just as much a humanitarian as he was a football player.