EXCLUSIVEBrad Pitt's got Drew Brees' stamp of approval -- with the New Orleans Saints QB telling TMZ Sports the guy's not only a solid friend ... but he's pretty damn accurate when it comes to tossing a beer.
Brees was out in Phoenix for an event to promote his Brees Dream foundation and the Super Service Challenge -- when he told us about his famous friendship with the movie star.
Clearly, the two share a strong bond with N.O. -- but Brees says the thing that sealed their friendship was the now famous Bourbon Street Beer Tossing incident back in May.
The two have been close ever since -- in fact, Brad defended Brees when the critics were ganging up on him over his slow start this season.
As for Drew, check out the clip below to hear more about the good work he's doing for charity.