Saints QB Drew Brees #3 highest paid athlete

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees is raking in the Benjamins! He comes in at number three on this year’s list of highest earning athletes in America.

How much money are we talking? He’s making more than $47 million. Last year he didn’t crack the top 50.

Brees can thank his historic $37 million signing bonus, and a lot of endorsement deals.

So who makes more than Brees? Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is number one, followed by NBA player LeBron James.