Should Drew Brees be going long to teach kids finance?

Drew Brees goes long
Drew Brees goes long

While I applaud most efforts to improve kids' financial literacy, I still raise an eyebrow when famous jocks get involved. Such is the case with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints.

Brees is teaming with Visa to pump up students' knowledge about handling money. He tours high schools to tell personal
stories, like how his unpaid college cell phone bill jacked up the terms of his first home loan. He also referees a quiz competition called Financial Football, which NFL rookies are also encouraged to play. Every correct answer moves the ball down the field. Teachers and students can download the game for free, and the iPhone has an app for it.