For his record-setting performance on the field, his presence in some national marketing campaigns and his contributions to the New Orleans community, Saints quarterback Drew Brees landed atop the Bloomberg/Business Week rankings of the most powerful athletes in sports.

Brees was among three quarterbacks in the top three spots along with Aaron Rodgers in second and Tom Brady in third.

Peyton Manning, a perennially-highly ranked athlete, dropped this year due to his injury.

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