Drew Brees wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees won’t win the MVP tonight at NFL Honors, but he did earn one award.

Brees, who played at an MVP level but will lose out to Patrick Mahomes, has instead been given the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

This is the fifth year the NFL has given the Sportsmanship Award. Each of the 32 teams nominate one player for the award, and then a panel of former players choose eight finalists. Among those eight finalists, active NFL players vote for the winner, on the same ballot that they vote for the Pro Bowl.

The four previous winners of the Sportsmanship Award were Larry Fitzgerald, Charles Woodson, Frank Gore and Luke Kuechly.

30 responses to “Drew Brees wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

  1. People who bag this guy for being a great citizen? Wonder what you did for society in the last year? Plus his 32/5 TD:INT ration beats Brady’s. Find another troll moment.

  2. Picture yourself watching that play against your team, toads. Even the league knows just how blown that was.

  3. For all of the “Brees demands an explanation” crowd – yes, he certainly does. He deserves an explanation for why Goodell decided to run the Bountygate scam, when all evidence that has been revealed shows there was nothing there. He deserves an explanation for why he gets singled out for sucking up salary cap when there are plenty of other QB who consume more cap space, and none of them are more valuable than he is. He deserves an explanation for why two refs can be standing 10 yards away from a defensive pass interference play that was blatant and obvious to every single person who say the play but the refs throw no flag.

    He does NOT need an explanation for why the Jared Goff facemark was not called. That was a “normal” debatable call in a game, just like the PI that was not called against the Rams to end a Saints drive earlier in the 4th quarter, or the roughing the passer – hands to the face that was not called against Fowler when he hot Brees on the interception in OT.

  4. dryzzt23 says:
    February 2, 2019 at 7:19 pm
    Boo! I hate Brees and his union-loving views.

    awl1998 says:
    February 2, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    What are union loving views?

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    Apparently he sides with the union that represents his best interests. (Or is supposed to anyhow) Why thats hatable I could not say.

  5. Okay, we got the awards out of the way now liquor up you lemmings! Uncle Goodell has a $uper$how for everybody. Who’s going to win the big game? Nobody knows. Nobody but Uncle Goodell and his band of merry men the riffing refs that is.

  6. As Falcons fans go, Drew has been a huge thorn in our side but he does conduct himself with more class than does Sean Payton. Maybe being he is near the end of a great career, the voters could have switched the awards between Patrick Mahomes and Drew this year. Considering that he has never won the MVP Award. I am still thankful that the Rams are here in the ATL instead of the rival Saints! Maybe next year, I will welcome the Saints to our backyard and we can face off for the chance to go to Miami. Only one thing Saints fans, Matty Ice will still lead us to victory with New Orleans having lost 3 straight NFC Championship Games. This game will be officiated properly!!! No excuses whatever….

  7. This super bowl is an intentional set up… designed, scripted. Enjoy the fake super bowl. The NFL is a disgrace.

  8. boisestatewhodat says:
    February 2, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    This super bowl is an intentional set up… designed, scripted. Enjoy the fake super bowl. The NFL is a disgrace.
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    Dog with a bone. Sad!

  9. Meanwhile the Super Bowl Sunday weather forecast for Atlanta: Partly Cloudy, 43-degrees, no Brees.

  10. 28-3

    Atlantic City refunded bets.

    Vinovich heckled in UTAH.

    What’s that tell you about public perception?

  11. I know Brees personally…the rings don’t matter and neither do the awards. He wants to be paid handsomely. It’s ridiculous that he isn’t paid more than he is now. Brees has taken plenty of pay cuts for New Orleans but not in 2019.

  12. boisestatewhodat says:
    February 2, 2019 at 9:56 pm
    28-3

    Atlantic City refunded bets.

    Vinovich heckled in UTAH.

    What’s that tell you about public perception?

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    That Brees choked just like Matty-ice

  13. Good for Drew, he does seem to have an honest and sincere approach to everything he does. Sorry but IMHO the better team is going to the big show. Brady would have put up a fast forty against that d.

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