From the Inside Flap
What doesn’t kill you makes you STRONGER.
After a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team—and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again—coaches and commentators across the NFL wondered, Will he ever come back?
When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater and almost two-thirds of the population homeless and displaced, people the world over wondered, Will the city ever come back?
And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, legions of sports fans wondered, Will the Saints ever come back?
Four years later, not only have Drew Brees, the Saints, and the city of New Orleans come back, they have returned stronger and better than ever before.
Set amid the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, Coming Back Stronger
is the ultimate comeback story, not only of one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, but also of a city and a team that many had all but given up on.
Drew’s inspiring message of hope and resilience proves that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome any obstacle life throws your way and not only bounce back but come back stronger than you ever imagined possible.
From the Back Cover
In the aftermath of one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history, the city of New Orleans needed a hero. What they got was a saint.
After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, the residents of New Orleans desperately needed something—anything
—to believe in. And after being told he might never play football again due to a horrific shoulder injury, quarterback Drew Brees needed a team that believed he could still play . . . and win.
What happened next is nothing short of providential.
Drew signed with the New Orleans Saints and immediately set to work rebuilding not only his own career but the city of New Orleans as well. Four years later, he led the Saints to their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
A true inspiration on and off the field, Drew has become a symbol of hope—not just to the team and the city he helped resurrect, but to everyone who has ever been knocked to the ground.
Drew’s invaluable insights on unleashing the hidden power of adversity are proof positive that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome anything.