Drew Brees took care of some important business Sunday.
Took some pictures with fans, ordered food and signed a $100 million contract, not necessarily in that order.
Brees made his contract official with his signature after taking a physical at Saints headquarters. He then stopped off for something to eat before a flight back to California, and was good enough to let folks know where. He asked fans on Twitter if anyone wanted to stop by his Jimmy John’s sandwich shop for “a celebratory #9”
(For the record, that’s the Italian Night Club, which features Real genoa salami, Italian capicola, smoked ham, and provolone cheese all topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and homemade Italian vinaigrette.)
Brett Martel of the Associated Press caught him at the restaurant, where Brees said he looked forward to getting back to work. Brees only did one interview with WWL Radio Friday night, so Martel wins the Sunday Hustle Award, unless he just happened to be getting lunch.
“It’s been a little surreal just because of the process throughout the offseason, and just how challenging an offseason it’s been for everyone, obviously everyone within the Saints organization, this city,” Brees said. “It’s just been a crazy offseason and I think we’re all just ready to get back to work and excited that it’s all starting here in a week. It’s hard to believe.”
Brees said he had numerous conversations with interim coach Joe Vitt and backup quarterback Chase Daniel, but looks forward to seeing a new look on defense, hoping new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s system gives him a challenge when camp starts.
“I just look forward to getting back to work,” Brees said. “It does feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been out there with my guys and we were running our offense.
“Camp, for me, especially now with Spagnuolo and a new defensive scheme, that’s fun for me because just as a competitor, you go through about a four-week period where you’re competing against your own defense and they’re scheming you up and you’re scheming them up,” Brees added. “I missed the guys; I missed the competition. I’m just excited to get back to work.”