Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees
The Magic Kingdom Philharmonic Band came marching down Main Street, U.S.A., this morning behind New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He was riding in a pewter convertible with Mickey Mouse, waving to cheering fans. But he earned the ride and the adulation Sunday night by marching the Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl in 2010. They had never made it to the final game of the NFL season in their history.
Drew Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times in his career – with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Drew Brees was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. Drew Brees was also selected by voters to appear on the cover of Electronic Arts’ Madden NFL 11. Sports Illustrated named Drew Brees as its 2010 Sportsman of the Year.
Drew Brees joined the New Orleans Saints after the Chargers refused to increase their offer, Drew Brees met with other teams. The New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins were interested. New Orleans made an offer that included $10 million in guaranteed money the first year and a $12 million option the second year. Miami was unsure if Drew Brees’ shoulder was completely healed and did not offer the money Drew Brees was seeking. The Dolphins ended negotiations and traded for Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper instead. Drew Brees signed a 6-year, $60 million deal with the Saints on March 14, 2006.
Drew Brees has embraced the city of New Orleans and the city has embraced Drew Brees. This is a love affair that could last for several years.
Drew Brees was voted the MVP in his first Super Bowl.
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