Has Drew Brees Beat Every NFL Team?

Drew Brees has had an incredible NFL career, but has he beaten every team in the league? We take a look at his record against all 32 teams.


Drew Brees is one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history. In his 19-year career, he has led the New Orleans Saints to ten division championships, six NFC Championship appearances, and a Super Bowl victory. He has also set numerous records, including the most passing yards in a season and the most career passing touchdowns.

Given his success, it’s no surprise that Brees has had his fair share of wins against NFL teams. In fact, he has beaten 30 of the 32 teams in the league at least once. The only two teams he has yet to beat are the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

So, has Drew Brees beat every NFL team? The answer is yes!

Drew Brees’ Career History

In his 20 years in the NFL, Drew Brees has only ever played for two teams: the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers. He’s shown an incredible amount of loyalty to the Saints, even re-signing with them in 2006 for less money than he could have gotten elsewhere. In his career, he’s beaten every team in the NFL at least once.

New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He took over as the starting quarterback midway through his rookie season after an injury to Ryan Leaf. Brees had a successful first season, setting then-rookie records for most consecutive completions (15) and most touchdown passes (11). He was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.

In his second season, Brees led the Chargers to a 12-4 record and their first division title in 10 years. He threw for 3,653 yards and 24 touchdowns, with only 8 interceptions. In the playoffs, the Chargers lost to eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Brees had another outstanding season in 2003, throwing for 4,089 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl and was named second-team All-Pro. The Chargers once again made the playoffs, but lost in the divisional round to eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

Brees continued to play at a high level over the next few seasons, but injuries and poor team success limited his achievements. In 2005, he threw for a then-career-high 3,576 yards and 27 touchdowns. The Chargers went 9-7 and missed the playoffs.

In 2006, Brees suffered a shoulder injury that limited him to 10 games. He still managed to throw for 2,423 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Chargers finished 14-2 and made it to the AFC Championship game, where they lost to eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots again.

After missing the playoffs in 2007, Brees had one of his best seasons in 2008 when he threw for 5,…

San Diego Chargers

Drew Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He spent five seasons with the Chargers, where he earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2004. In 2006, he helped lead the team to an AFC Championship berth.

Brees’ time with the Chargers came to an end after the 2005 season. In 2006, he signed with the New Orleans Saints. He has since helped lead the Saints to nine playoff appearances, including a win in Super Bowl XLIV.

Brees’ Record Against NFL Teams

In his 20 years in the NFL, Brees has played against every team in the league. He has a record of 29-19 against NFC teams and a record of 27-21 against AFC teams.

NFC South

1. Atlanta Falcons: In 19 career games against the Falcons, Brees has thrown for 5,846 yards (306.6 yards per game), 45 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He has a completion percentage of 70.4% and a quarterback rating of 103.4 in those games.
2. Carolina Panthers: In 18 career games against the Panthers, Brees has thrown for 5,512 yards (305.7 yards per game), 38 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He has a completion percentage of 68.8% and a quarterback rating of 97 in those games.
3. New Orleans Saints: In 40 career games against the Saints, Brees has thrown for 12,362 yards (309 yards per game), 90 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. He has a completion percentage of 69% and a quarterback rating of 101 in those games
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: In 26 career games against the Buccaneers, Brees has thrown for 8,487 yards (327 didgits per game), 63 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He has a completion percentage of 70% and a quarterback rating of 102 in those games

AFC West

Drew Brees has a losing record against only four NFL teams: the Arizona Cardinals, the Chicago Bears, the Denver Broncos, and the San Francisco Forty-Niners. He is a perfect 6-0 against the AFC West, with his best performance coming against the Oakland Raiders in 2016, when he completed 24 of 38 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns.


From his outstanding career thus far, it seems that Drew Brees has indeed beaten every NFL team. He has an amazing winning record against all teams, and his team has made it to the playoffs multiple times. He is a true leader and role model for many aspiring quarterbacks out there.

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