If anyone has a compelling book in them, it’s New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

If anyone has a compelling book in them, it’s New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.


“Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity” will be released July 6, Tyndale House Publishers announced.


It just may turn out to be the feel-good story of the year. After all, he has no shortage of storylines.


Not long ago Brees was cast out of San Diego and deemed by many to be washed up from injury.


It was 2006 – a mere months removed from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina – when the Saints signed him. The nomadic team had struggled through a 3-13 season.


Arriving in New Orleans, Brees started over, along with the area that he came to represent.


Plenty of new faces were placed in leadership roles for the Saints, as the organization hired head coach Sean Payton to lead a team that few in the NFL took seriously.


But all of that changed rather quickly.


Brees and Payton, a former quarterback himself, breathed new life into the long-suffering franchise. The Saints came to symbolize the rebirth of the Gulf Coast region. Out of the shambles of the 2005 season, the Saints rose like a phoenix to unprecedented success. In 2006, New Orleans advanced to its first National Football Conference Championship Game, one win removed from the Super Bowl.


That year the Saints presided over the emotional re-opening of the Louisiana Superdome. A place that housed unspeakable suffering and chaos once again became the stage for joy and revelry.


The Saints quietly built one of the best teams in the National Football League over the next couple of seasons. Brees became the field general of football’s most potent offense, and new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams installed an aggressive, ball-hawking defense.


The pieces of the puzzle came together and the Saints marched their way to Super Bowl XLIV where they stunned the favored Indianapolis Colts.


Who can forget Brees celebrating the Saints unprecedented victory with his young son, Baylen, and his wife, Brittany?


The former Purdue quarterback had come back after so many had written him off as finished.


If Brett Favre’s long tenure suggests anything about the life span of quarterbacks, the 31-year-old Brees still has a few chapters to go.


Weekly Citizen