Brees most powerful athlete in sports

Here’s some information Drew Brees and his agent might want to use as they negotiate a new contract with the New Orleans Saints.

Brees is the most powerful athlete in all of sports. That’s according to the Bloomberg Businessweek/Horrow Sports Ventures 2012 Power 100 rankings. The rankings take into account on-field performance and off-field activities. In part, the rankings are based on name awareness, appeal, influence, trustworthiness and overall popularity.

Here’s a look at the top 10 athletes on the list, followed by their sports

  • LeBron James, basketball

  • Rafael Nadal, tennis

  • Roger Federer, tennis

  • Shaquille O’Neal, basketball

  • Shaun White, action sports

  • Novak Djokovic, tennis