Saints QB Drew Brees pledges $5million to coronavirus relief efforts

Saints QB Drew Brees pledges $5million to coronavirus relief efforts after re-signing in New Orleans for two years and $50million Saints quarterback Drew Brees has pledged $5 million for coronavirus relief in Louisiana, which is facing one of the largest outbreaks in the United States Brees's efforts will be coordinated with local charities, many of which he and the Saints are already connected with, such as a New Orleans-area food bank He signed a two-year, $50million deal to stay in New Orleans last week  Brees's coach, Sean Payton, is currently quarantined after battling coronavirus  As of Thursday, the number of reported coronavirus cases in Louisiana was approaching 2,000 with 65 confirmed deaths The number of cases grew dramatically after the Mardi Gras tourist season   Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:53 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 16:57 GMT, 26 March 2020

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Fresh off re-signing with the for two years and $50 million, quarterback Drew Brees has pledged $5 million for coronavirus relief in Louisiana, which is facing one of the largest outbreaks in the United States.

Brees, 41, announced Thursday on social media that he and wife Brittany were making the donation for 'families in need.'

'Brittany and I are committing $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in 2020,' Brees wrote. 'The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time.'

Fresh off re-signing with the New Orleans Saints for two years and $50 million, quarterback Drew Brees has pledged $5 million for coronavirus relief in Louisiana

Fresh off re-signing with the for two years and $50 million, quarterback Drew Brees has pledged $5 million for coronavirus relief in Louisiana

Brees, 41, announced Thursday on social media that he and wife Brittany were making the donation for 'families in need'

Brees, 41, announced Thursday on social media that he and wife Brittany were making the donation for 'families in need'

As of Thursday, the number of reported coronavirus cases in Louisiana was approaching 2,000 with 65 confirmed deaths. In this picture, national guard members in hazmat suits performs COVID-19 tests in the parking lot of the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans

As of Thursday, the number of reported coronavirus cases in Louisiana was approaching 2,000 with 65 confirmed deaths. In this picture, national guard members in hazmat suits performs COVID-19 tests in the parking lot of the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans

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