Drew Brees must have known he was going to be special for years to come.
Before breaking records and winning a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Drew Brees started his career wearing the blue and gold 15 years ago.
Leading up to the 2004 NFL draft, Brees was informed by former Chargers quarterback coach Brian Schottenheimer that the team was likely going to draft a quarterback.
Brees wasn’t in favor of the decision to bring in another signal-caller because we was confident enough that he could lead the franchise to success.
The Chargers ended up selection Eli Manning, who was then traded to the New York Giants for Philip Rivers.
Brees spent the next two seasons as the team’s starting quarterback.
A shoulder injury had the Chargers concerned and because of that, he was shipped to New Orleans in 2006 on a six-year, $60 million deal.
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