Pierre Thomas’s reaction to Drew Brees getting his contract done was the same as most New Orleans fans: It’s about time.
Hours after Brees signed a five-year, $100 million contract, Thomas said that Brees isn’t the least bit overpaid. With everything Brees does for the Saints, Thomas thinks the team got a deal.
“My reaction was, about time. It’s about time,” Thomas said on ESPN. “He deserves it. He does a lot for this organization, he does a lot for New Orleans. He busts his butt to get the position where he’s at in his career. He’s set so many records, the man is a coach of the game, a teacher of the game and he’s a player too. He’s a great guy and you want to see greatness for him. I’m proud and I’m happy for him.”
Although it’s been a rough offseason in New Orleans, Thomas said getting Brees in the fold puts the focus back on the field.
“We got our captain back. We got our general back,” Thomas said. “We’ve got to move forward, move on and get ready for this season.”
The Saints now have a real reason for optimism as they get ready for this season.