Drew Brees Looks Very Different in Old Photo With Beard

By David Hayes
Drew Brees looked a lot different back when he wore a beard earlier in his career.
Drew Brees looked a lot different back when he wore a beard earlier in his career. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images

New Orleans Saints quarterback and future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees has deservedly become well-known for a lot of things throughout his illustrious career in the NFL.

Among those many accolades that have made him a household name are the NFL's all-time passing leader in total yardage (77,416), touchdowns (547) and even completed passes (6,867). However, one that may have likely best stayed buried and out of the spotlight was his short-lived goatee earlier in his career.

Drew Brees with a goatee beard.
Drew Brees with a goatee beard. / Reddit/u/chicago_cubs_fan

Some guys can really pull off facial hair as a great look, others not so much, and one could argue that even fewer can do it in the form of a goatee. Brees, however, seems to be part of the latter, and his goatee's absence from the remainder of his NFL career is likely proof of that.

It feels safe to say that iconic photo of Brees holding his son wearing headphones on the field after winning Super Bowl XLIV just wouldn't be the same if Brees was still wearing that goatee across this face.

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