Drew Brees’s Net Worth And Career, Impossible To Mock Either

By Joseph White

Published July 23, 2024

Drew Brees’s Net Worth And Career, Impossible To Mock Either

Table of Contents

  • What Is Drew Brees’s Net Worth?
  • What About Drew Brees’s Early Life?
  • Is Drew Brees married?
  • Does Drew Brees have children?
  • What is Drew Brees’s Claim To Fame?
  • How Big Is Drew Brees's Car Collection?

Drew Brees is a former quarterback and the holder of several notable NFL records. He was the first NFL player to do 80,358 passing yards before being taken over by Brady. The ex Saints star is known for his playmaking and accuracy skills and is also one of the highest paid football player, according to Forbes. Furthermore, as of 2024, Drew Brees’s net worth is over $160 million.
That said, even after retirement, Drew continues to make headlines and has been associated with several philanthropic works. He has also founded the Brees Dream Foundation which has been helping cancer patients since 2003. Beside that, currently the owner of several restaurant franchises, Drew Brees serves as the interim assistant coach at Purdue University.

Net Worth~$160 Million
Salaryup to $25 million per year
Date of BirthJan 15, 1979 (44 years old)
Place of BirthDallas, Texas, USA
Height6' 0"
ProfessionNFL Player
No. of Houses4
No. of Cars3+
No. of Awards45 +

Drew Brees’ net worth and personal details

What Is Drew Brees’s Net Worth?

Drew Brees celebrating his Super Bowl XLIV victory

In 2024, Drew Brees's net worth is over $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

A major part of his fortune comes from the on-field play which amounts to more than $247 million, according to Forbes. Before retiring in 2020, Drew was the top NFL player with the highest sponsor money. The figure was around $15 million.

At the same time, Drew has plenty of other investments as well. In 2015, he acquired 25% stake in 'Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar'. Moreover, Saints QB Drew also owns around 20 Jimmy John's franchises. Additionally, in 2020 he collaborated with Dunkin' to open up 69 new stores in Louisiana as well. That's not it. He owns multiple Happy's Irish Pub outlets and co-owns Title Boxing Club as well.

Meanwhile, he has been included in multiple 'highest paid athletes' lists published by Forbes including "The Global Celebrity 100 (2016)". Furthermore, with a sum of $44.3 million, in 2020, he was ranked 67th among the "World Highest Paid Celebrities 100" by Forbes. That said, following is the breakdown of Drew Brees's contracts with his past teams.

TeamDuration of ContractContract AmountAverage Salary
New Orleans Saints2020-2021 (2 years)$50 million$25,000,000
New Orleans Saints2018-2019 (2 years)$50 million$25,000,000
New Orleans Saints2016-2017 (1 years)$24.25 million$24,250,000
New Orleans Saints2012-2016 (5 years)$100 million$20,000,000
New Orleans Saints2006-2011 (6 years)$60 million$10,000,000
San Diego Chargers2005-2005 (1 years)$8.07 million$8,078,000
San Diego Chargers2001-2004 (4 years)$3.6 million$901,250

Drew Brees's contract amount and salary

What About Drew Brees’s Early Life?

Drew Brees with Peyton Manning

Drew Christopher Brees was born on Jan. 15, 1979 in Dallas, Texas. At the age of seven, Drew's parents got divorced which later affected him to a great extent. Drew had one brother named Reid and one step-sister Audrey from his father's second marriage.

Meanwhile, Drew Brees had a turbulent relationship with his mother and were often involved in skirmishes with her. That being said, Drew comes from family of athletes. His mother, father, maternal uncle, maternal grandfather, and even his younger brother, were all involved with sports at different stage of their lives.

Drew graduated from Austin Westlake High School in Austin, Texas before getting admitted into Purdue for industrial management.

Is Drew Brees married?

Drew Brees is married to Brittany Dudchenko whom he met in high school. The couple has been married since 2003.

Does Drew Brees have children?

Drew and his wife Brittany share four kids together: 3 sons and 1 daughther. The eldest Baylen Robert was born in 2009. Bowen Christopher and Callen Christian were welcomed in 2010 and 2012. Finally, the youngest Rylen Judith was born in 2014.

What is Drew Brees’s Claim To Fame?

Right from the high school, Drew starting gaining attention for his play and ended up being mention in the the 'USA Today All-USA high school football team'. In college, he led Purdue Boilermakers football team to the first Big Ten championship since 1967.

Beside that, before getting drafted into NFL in 2001, Drew had already received prestigious accolades like Maxwell Award. During his term with San Diego Chargers, Drew couldn't manage to break from his shell until last few years. However, things changed when he signed up with Saints. Eventually, during 2006 season, he won his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor and also made a single-game franchise record.

How Big Is Drew Brees's Car Collection?

Drew's garage is not as valuable as the one owned by his peer Tom Brady but it does houses some awesome cars. Details on some are below:

  • 1960s Chevrolet Camaro: Drew used to own two classic Camaros from the 60s. He had a 1967 Camaro 327 and a 1969 Camaro 396. Both cars were sold at Vicari auctions.
  • Bugatti Veyron: Drew Bree also owns the Veyron which is one of the favorite cars among athletes and actors. From Tom Cruise to Ronaldo, several notable names have spent millions to get this Bugatti.

According to reports including one from Supercar Blondie, the Drew Bree car collection also has a 1967 Shelby GT500 and a Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Meanwhile, Drew Brees was Mercedes-Benz ambassador since 2013 as well and he has been photographed with a black Mercedes which appears to be the AMG GT model.

How Many Houses Does Drew Brees Own?

Over the course of his life, Drew Brees has made several investments in real estate. From Louisiana to Texas, he bought and sold properties in various states. Details on some are below.

  • New Orleans home:  A while after joining Saints, Drew bought a four-bedroom home in in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans that was over 100 years old, as per New York Times. Furthermore, in 2020, 247 Sports and TMZ reported that he purchased a new condo worth $2 million at the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans on Canal Street in Louisiana. It also serves his current residence.
  • Kauai Island: In 2007, the Saints Quarter Back bought a two-story townhouse for over $2 million. A year before, he already had bought a penthouse on the Hawaii island for $1.75 million, according to LA Times. However, Drew has already parted ways with both properties.
  • San Diego: Brees paid $2.2 million for his San Diego’s Carmel Valley home back in 2003, as reported by LA Times. He sold it for $2.4 million in 2019. The house had 6,000 square feet of space. It featured 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathroom, a wet bar, billiards room, a sauna room, and more.

Besides that, during his childhood, Drew used to live in a 3,000-square-foot home in Austin, Texas. The home was built in 1930s and had four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Record Breaker, He Is Called

Drew Brees Superbowl XLIV

Drew Brees played in the NFL for 20 seasons and earned hundreds of millions of dollars in salary. He managed to build up his legacy in the game by breaking multiple records, and yes, in some ways, he has left even Tom Brady behind. Some of these records include the most passing touchdowns in a single game (7), the most 5,000-yard seasons (5), and the most consecutive games with touchdown passes (54). 

Brees also holds the record for the best pass completion percentage in a single season (74.4% in 2018). He is also the only player in NFL history to have consecutive seasons of completing 70% of his passes. The crazy part is that he achieved this feat in the final five seasons of his career. This arguably makes him the most efficient passer in NFL history.

Having played 15 seasons for the New Orleans Saints, Brees has accumulated countless records for the team and leads the team in almost all quarterback-related stats. He leads the team in passing yards, passing completions, and passing touchdowns for both a career and a single season.

Related Celebrities

After his retirement, in 2021, Drew Brees joined NBC Sports. He worked as an analyst and fellow announcer along Mike Tirico on Football Night in America. However, he left the job in May 2022. Besides that, Brees has also appeared in commercials with other celebrities. In 2012, Drew Bress and One Direction band members including Harry Styles were part of a Pepsi ad.

He has been interviewed on various talk shows as well. In 2014, he was invited on The Late Show with David Letterman and two years later, he was on CONAN at TBS. Beside that, in 2015 at House of Blue, with Matthew Mcconaughey, Drew raised funds for his and former's charity foundations: j.k. livin and Brees Dream.

Drew Brees vs Aaron Rodgers

Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are both astounding quarterbacks. Former has played in NFL for 20 seasons and retired while later is still in the game and playing his 19th season with New York Jets. That being said, Aaron Rodgers's net worth is around $200 million. At the same time, Drew Brees's net worth is close to $160 million. On the other hand, Drew Brees's legacy is also often compared with Joe Montana who is worth nearly $150 million.

What’s Next For Drew Brees?

Drew Brees left his job as a color analyst in 2022. However, now and then he appears on different shows to give commentary and insights on ongoing NFL games. Furthermore, since December 2023, he is working as an interim assistant coach at Purdue. He is yet to reveal his plans for 2024 and beyond.


Who is Drew Brees?

Drew Brees is a retired American football quarterback. He played the majority of his NFL career for the New Orleans Saints.

When was Drew Brees born?

Drew Brees was born on January 15, 1979.

Which NFL teams did Drew Brees play for?

Drew Brees played for two NFL teams during his career: the San Diego Chargers (2001–2005) and the New Orleans Saints (2006–2020).

When did Drew Brees retire from professional football?

Drew Brees officially announced his retirement from professional football on March 14, 2021.

What is Drew Brees' net worth?

Drew Brees's net worth is around $160 million.

How much did Drew Brees earn during his NFL career?

Drew Brees earned a significant amount during his NFL career, primarily through contracts, endorsements, and bonuses. As per Fobres, his total career earnings from NFL contracts alone were estimated to be well over $247 million.

What was Drew Brees' highest-paid contract?

Drew Brees signed a few lucrative contracts during his career, but his highest-paid contract was a five-year deal worth $100 million that he signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2012.

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