Summer 2024

Saints' Drew Brees keeping it light with QB challenges during training camp

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is continuing his tradition — three years running now — of organizing “QB challenges” during training camp. Once practice ends, Brees and the other Saints quarterbacks take part in some sort of friendly competition.

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On Wednesday, the signal callers and a couple coaches battled in the Bridgestone tire challenge:

Earlier in camp, the New Orleans Pelicans’ recent No. 1 pick, Zion Williamson, stopped by for a basketball-themed challenge. Running back Alvin Kamara participated as well:

The training camp fun certainly hasn’t hindered the Saint in the regular season. They’ve won their NFC South division each of the past two seasons, advancing to the NFC Championship Game last season and losing after a botched pass interference call likely would have sent them to the Super Bowl.

Entering his 19th season, the 40-year-old Brees seeks his second Super Bowl ring. Already the NFL career leader in passing yards (74,437), Brees needs only 20 passing touchdowns this season to break Peyton Manning’s all-time mark of 539.

Brees and the Saints host the Minnesota Vikings in their first preseason game Friday night. They open the regular season against the Houston Texans on Sept. 9.

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