On Tuesday, the NFL recognized New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees as one of the three finalists for Week 6’s FedEx Air Player of the Week. Brees went 34-for-49 (69.3 percent) against the Carolina Panthers, totaling 465 passing yards and four touchdowns en route to a 118.2 passer rating. Brees was previously nominated in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders.
You can vote for Brees up until Thursday at 2 p.m. CT by visiting NFL.com/FedEx or by tweeting the hashtag #AirandGround and Brees to cast their vote. FedEx and the NFL will announce the winners every Thursday afternoon, and then FedEx will award a $2,000 donation in the winning players’ names to The USO.
Brees sits fourth in the NFL in passing yards (1,734) behind Matt Ryan, Eli Manning, and Andy Dalton. He’s also played in one less game than each of those quarterbacks. He’s on pace to reclaim the single-season passing yard title that he set in 2011 that was taken away by Peyton Manning in 2013 by a single yard.