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Drew Brees Nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week

Drew's first nomination of the season, but most likely not his last.

Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

After a stellar opening week performance against the Oakland Raiders, Drew Brees is one of three NFL quarterbacks to be nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 1. Brees through 423 yards and 4 passing TDs in the game. Other nominees include Lions QB Matthew Stafford and Bucs QB Jameis Winston.

Brees is absolutely deserving of this nomination. Of the three, Drew had the lowest completion percentage, but threw for the most passing yards, had the most passing touchdowns, and had the highest quarterback rating.

Go to to vote. Saints fans can also now vote by tweeting #AirandGround and the last name of their favorite player. If Drew wins, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation to the USO, a military support organization, in his name.

(FedEx Ground Player of the Week nominates included Broncos RB C.J. Anderson, Texans RB Lamar Miller, and Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams.)