Drew Brees puts in the work every single year, and it shows on the field consistently. Even with that said, fans really never know how much work many NFL players actually put in. Thanks to a story from Robert Klemko of The MMQB, we get a glimpse of what Brees' work ethic is like.

The story was about Jay Glazer's training of NFL players through MMA workouts. It includes some great content, but specifically has one section that stands out about Brees.

"One weeknight several years ago, Glazer was out at midnight with a Saints coach who suddenly realized he'd left something at the office. Glazer accompanied the coach back to Airline Drive in Metairie, where there was but one light on in the facility. It was Drew Brees, watching film in the tight ends room."

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Glazer asked Brees what he was doing, which led to the one-liner that describes his work ethic.

"Said Brees: 'Sometimes trying to be great is lonely.'"

It's basically what you'd expect to hear from a guy like Brees, but it's always cool to hear it. Things like this are what make you believe that Brees has multiple years left playing at a high level.

(h/t The MMQB)

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