Brees says NFL concussion lawsuit settlement should be larger than proposed

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts to 23-15 loss in a NFL NFC divisional football playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field in Seattle, Wash. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts to 23-15 loss in a NFL NFC divisional football playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field in Seattle, Wash. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

The proposed $765 million settlement in the NFL concussion lawsuit seemed to involve a lot of money — but it wasn’t nearly enough, Saints quarterback Drew Brees told afternoon talk-show host Katie Couric in a segment that aired Wednesday.

“There’s so many guys out there that need to qualify for disability and certainly need a lot more,” said Brees, who recently completed his 13th season in the NFL and his eighth with the Saints and is a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive board. “The amount of money that they’re talking about … sounds like a lot, but really it’s just a drop in the bucket for the amount of help that these guys need.”