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Drew Brees might have plenty of protection on the field, but he was almost entirely on his own when he spent two days in the Panama jungle for an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."

In the episode, which aired Monday night, the New Orleans Saints quarterback tackled a crocodile, rappelled down cave walls and jumped out of a helicopter, ESPN reported.

"The ironic thing is as a quarterback, they try to keep you out of harm's way when I'm on the field as much as possible," Brees said during the episode. "I don't know how I ended up having to basically wrestle a crocodile. … They might start putting that in contracts if they're gonna be watching this."

The popular NBC show tests celebrities' survival skills by taking them to remote locations for two days. Last month, the show announced that President Barack Obama will be in an episode to air later this year.

If you missed the episode, you can watch it online here. Read the full ESPN report here.

The Saints also put together a list of the craziest moments from Brees' adventure.