New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees poses with wife Brittany and children Baylen, Bowen, Callen and Rylen pose during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

At a time when so many people are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are stepping up to do whatever they can to help their communities. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees took that to another level on Thursday, announcing he and his wife are committing $5 million to help Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brees announced the incredible donation to help do everything he can to support the communities suffering the most during the ongoing crisis. The 41-year-old quarterback made Louisiana his home in 2006 and is now taking the incredible steps to help his home in countless ways.

He announced that the donations will go towards the Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr. It will help provide more than 10,000 meals per day to children who rely on meal programs, seniors and families that need the support now more than ever.

Brees joins a growing list of NFL players that are stepping up to help support people in need. Baker Mayfield, Adrian Peterson, Brandin Cooks and Deshaun Watson have each donated money to help those most impacted by the COVID-pandemic.

They join multiple NFL owners that have also stepped up with donations for their communities. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan pledged $1 million, the Arizona Cardinals ($1 million) and Cleveland Browns owners pledged $1.5 million to local relief efforts this week.

Carolina Panthers owner David A. Tepper donated $2.65 million to aid the community and multiple organizations. Meanwhile, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank pledged $5.4 million to support Georgia and Montana during the crisis.

According to the latest information from Johns Hopkins University, more than 68,000 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name the quarterback with the most starts for every NFL franchise?

An asterisk (*) indicates the QB played for the franchise when it was located in another city and/or went by a different name. 

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ARI* / 180 / 1966-83
Jim Hart
ATL / 189 / 2008-19
Matt Ryan
BAL / 163 / 2008-18
Joe Flacco
BUF / 163 / 1973-84
Joe Ferguson
CAR / 124 / 2011-19
Cam Newton
CHI / 102 / 2009-16
Jay Cutler
CIN / 172 / 1971-86
Ken Anderson
CLE / 114 / 1946-55
Otto Graham
DAL / 165 / 1989-2000
Troy Aikman
DEN / 231 / 1983-1998
John Elway
DET / 149 / 2009-2019
Matthew Stafford
GB / 253 / 1992-2007
Brett Favre
HOU / 88 / 2007-13
Matt Schaub
IND / 208 / 1998-2010
Peyton Manning
JAX / 117 / 1995-2003
Mark Brunell
KC / 157 / 1962-1975
Len Dawson
LAC / 224 / 2004-19
Philip Rivers
LAR / 119 / 1962-72
Roman Gabriel
MIA / 240 / 1983-99
Dan Marino
MIN / 170 / 1961-78
Fran Tarkenton
NE / 283 / 2000-19
Tom Brady
NO / 216 / 2006-19
Drew Brees
NYG / 234 / 2004-19
Eli Manning
NYJ / 125 / 1965-76
Joe Namath
OAK / 96 / 1970-79
Ken Stabler
PHI / 142 / 1999-2009
Donovan McNabb
PIT / 216 / 2004-19
Ben Roethlisberger
SEA / 131 / 2001-10
Matt Hasselbeck
SF / 158 / 1957-73
John Brodie
TB / 76 / 1994-99
Trent Dilfer
TEN* / 139 / 1984-93
Warren Moon
WAS / 124 / 1974-85
Joe Theismann

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