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Saints’ Drew Brees up for FedEx Air Player of the Week

Drew Brees should win this weekly award easily.

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is up for Week 3’s FedEx Air Player of the Week after a stellar performance against the Atlanta Falcons. Brees went 39-of-49 (79.6 completion percentage) for 396 yards and 3 touchdowns (120.7 passer rating) en route to a thrilling 43-37 overtime victory, helping the Saints improve to 2-1 on the year.

Brees also added two touchdowns on the ground, one of which included a spin move that you’d probably see in a Madden game. The other was just the winner in overtime, no big deal. Brees is up against Los Angeles RamsJared Goff and Pittsburgh SteelersBen Roethlisberger.

Fans can visit to cast their vote, and additionally vote on Twitter via an NFL poll. Vote for Brees here! You can also use Twitter, using #AirandGround to spread the word!

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.