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Brees was not traded. He was released. The Chargers did get a draft pick later from New Orleans as compensation. Brees was released due to the Chargers having spent a #1 draft pick on Phillip Rivers and Brees was coming off a career threatening shoulder injury.

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Q: Why did the San Diego Chargers trade Drew Brees?
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