Drew Brees stories in the SI Vault

Drew Brees: About Face By Tim Layden, August 16, 1999 A quarterback from Texas is marked for greatness and leading a turnaround at, of all places, Purdue.

Drew Crew By Austin Murphy, November 27, 2000 A quartet of unheralded receivers has helped make Drew Brees an All-America and clinch a Rose Bowl bid for the Boilermakers.

Fight To The Finish By Tim Layden, August 12, 2002 Still battling for a job at the age of 39, perennial underdog Doug Flutie is facing one more duel -- this time with up-and-comer Drew Brees.

Cool Brees By Josh Elliot, November 15, 2004 San Diego wrote him off after a 1--7 start last year, but Drew Brees never quit on himself -- and now he has the surprising Chargers atop the AFC West.

The Great QB Shuffle By Peter King and Jeffri Chadiha, March 27, 2006 In a wild two weeks of free-agent frenzy and big-name moves, the NFL has undergone a quarterback shake-up unlike any in memory -- and it's not over yet.

Marching In By Tim Layden, January 22, 2007 It's the unlikeliest NFL story in ages: Drew Brees and the Saints, recovery projects both, are one win away from the Super Bowl. That's what character and commitment can do.

Unshaken, Unbroken, Unbeaten By Tim Layden, November 02, 2009 They'd already shown they could blow opponents out; now the Saints have proved they can win on grit and guts. That's why they're breaking free in the NFC.

The Heart Of New Orleans By Peter King, January 18, 2010 He's been the NFL's most prolific quarterback over the past four years, but to the city that has adopted him, Drew Brees is much more -- a driving force in the ongoing effort to rebuild and renew.

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