Drew Brees (b. 1979) is the quarterback for the New Orleans football team, the Saints. Brees appears in Sesame Street's 42nd season in a The Word of the Day segment; the episode debuted December 15, 2011. The segment was taped in April 2011 in Los Angeles; Brees brought his wife and two kids along to the taping.
According to Carol-Lynn Parente, "He's a great role model, and he's someone parents respect. That's important to us."