Drew Brees sits at 209 pounds and measures 6-feet-tall. Physically, he displays all of the attributes you might look for when sketching up the perfect NFL quarterback. He could be a little taller but we won’t slight him for that because the 13-time NFL Pro Bowler holds the all-time NFL record for most career TD passes, most passing yards, and most career completions.
The former Purdue Football legend Drew Brees will watch the Super Bowl from the couch again this year after the New Orleans Saints got bounced from the playoffs again but the silver lining is we get to see Drew Brees compete on kid’s shows on Nat Geo with Keegan-Michael Key.
I’ve never seen an episode of Brain Games on TV, I’ve only come across clips like this one below online, but the show is billed as “an examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled.” For this scene, they have Drew Brees throwing a series of passes. When they jerseys light up red or blue he has to make a snap decision on which jersey to throw the pass to based on the jersey’s number.
If the jersey is red he hits the higher number, if it’s blue he goes for the lower number. And the object here is to obviously execute these passes as quickly as possible and with accuracy. As you’ll quickly see, this task was nothing for Drew Brees. He beasted his way through it without any trouble whatsoever.
Drew Brees has a career passer rating of 98.4, leads the NFL all-time in yards, touchdowns, completions, he has the most 5,000-yard seasons ever, holds the record for the highest completion percentage in a game, highest single-season completion percentage, he’s led the NFL in touchdowns four times, passing rating 2x, and the list just goes on and on.
I don’t know how Keegan-Michael Key thought this seemingly complicated task would fool Drew Brees in any way, shape, or form. The could’ve made those jerseys an inch or two taller/shorter and told Drew he needed to hit the shorter one and he would’ve been able to do that. They could’ve made the jerseys moving targets and he wouldn’t have had a problem.
It all seemed like someone from Drew’s team should’ve consulted with the producers ahead of time and told them to ratchet up the level of difficulty tenfold.