Drew Brees, Brittany Brees and their kids, greet fans at Dryades YMCA in New Orleans, La., Tuesday November 22, 2016. The New Orleans Saints gave away Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER

Gisele Bundchen made news on Wednesday morning when she told "CBS This Morning" that her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, suffered a concussion last year.

New England never reported a concussion for Brady.

As far as Saints quarterback Drew Brees goes, the legend told The Dan Patrick Show that if he'd gotten his bell rung in a game but didn't have an obvious concussion that knocked him out of the game, he likely wouldn't tell his wife, Brittany.

"I wouldn't want her to worry," Brees said.

Brees has had one documented concussion, back in 2004 with the San Diego Chargers, and he admits that he tried to stay in the game until an assistant coach pulled him out of action. 

That's why Brees believes the independent evaluators employed by the NFL's concussion protocol are important; most NFL players will do whatever they can to stay on the field, including Brees. 

"It's hard to change that mentality for guys," Brees said. "When you're in the heat of the moment, the heat of the battle and it's competitive, you do not want to pull yourself out."

Check out Brees' full interview on The Dan Patrick Show here. 

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