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Saints, Drew Brees close on extension

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 03:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on January 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have until the start of the regular season to talk about an extension before Brees says he’ll put a stop to the conversations.

It looks like they will get the deal done.

PFT has learned, via a league source, that the two sides are close on an agreement that would keep Brees in New Orleans beyond the expiration of his contract at the end of the 2016 season.

There’s no word on the total figures or length of the deal, but it’s likely to be right in the neighborhood of the $24.594 million a year average that Andrew Luck got in his new deal with the Colts. Brees has said he’d like to keep playing several more years and retire with the Saints, so it’s also likely to be one that runs to a point when retirement is the next question Brees faces about his football future.

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32 Responses to “Saints, Drew Brees close on extension”
  1. jag1959 says: Sep 6, 2016 8:50 PM

    And enter all the fools talking about Brees’ greed when it was Loomis that let the deal get to it’s last year. How many top tier QB’s ever get to the last year of a deal? And how many other GM’s survive having $33M in dead money?

  2. jackedupboonie says: Sep 6, 2016 8:53 PM

    Hopefully it’s 10 years 300 mil. One less team the rest of the NFC has to worry about til he’s gone

  3. cfoodgumbo504 says: Sep 6, 2016 9:00 PM

    Thank God!! All you haters would love to have Drew as your QB!!! Top 5 offense and he has led the league in passing the last several years. We need a defense!! Again, thank God!

  4. kh221 says: Sep 6, 2016 9:02 PM

    Team is in decline and Brees will be soon too. Better to let him play it out and build for the future.

  5. jaxbeachsurfshop says: Sep 6, 2016 9:03 PM

    Feel bad for my Saints friends. But glad the Saints won’t be back for another 7-10 years. This is comical. Everyone wants to know how the Patriots keep winning… Well they have a quarterback who takes pay cuts to remain in contention. Can’t blame Brees. He’s taking care of number 1 while telling the saints fanbase to piss off. Brees should be hitting the open market. He wouldn’t make 6 mil a year if he was a free agent.

  6. canadapackers says: Sep 6, 2016 9:07 PM

    Totally overpaid – He is getting as much money as he can – team be dammmmmmmed and that is what he is doing to this team. I guess that all that will happen is that Tampa and Atlanta will fight it out for 2nd place and NO will draft ahead of these teams for the foreseeable future. Sure hope that not a whole bunch is guaranteed. My prediction – NO 6-10 for the next 2 years,.

  7. u4iadman says: Sep 6, 2016 9:19 PM

    Like Brees as a QB, but seems like he’s nearer the end of his career.

    Still, I’d take him over the perpetual cheater and liar that is Brady.

  8. JSpicoli says: Sep 6, 2016 9:20 PM

    Sign it before Mack gets a hold of you.

  9. whodatnhollywood says: Sep 6, 2016 9:21 PM

    Drew Brees is: The Salary Cap Strangler. I’ve seen this movie before right here in LA when the Lakers re-paid Kobe Bryant for years he’d already been paid for.

    I’m SICK of these out the door monster contracts.
    Brees was paid for the 2009 season and Super Bowl victory. If you’re paying him all over again for that year, then pay the ENTIRE TEAM! And that includes Reggie Bush, Marques Colston, Lance Moore and more…

    The cost of living in New Orleans is peanuts. He’s got more than he’ll ever spend for the rest of his and his children’s lives. But he continues to be a SELFISH player wanting it all for himself, forcing the team to get rid of great supporting players such as Darren Sproles, Jimmy Graham and others.

    I used to love Brees. Now, he makes me sick!

  10. Hu3m4n says: Sep 6, 2016 9:37 PM

    I hope they back the brinks truck up to him and pay the man. He deserves it and he’ll fall off a cliff in a year anyways. Long gone are the days we see him leading a SB cheer in a bar in the french quarter. Gone are the glory days, gone is the hardware. Tie a cinder block around this franchise for the next 5 years.

    Fingers crossed,
    A Bucs fan

  11. MichaelEdits says: Sep 6, 2016 9:37 PM

    Brees is ancient. Give him a gold watch and some Geritol and cut him loose.

  12. mortyglickstein says: Sep 6, 2016 9:38 PM

    Extending what? The ability to not have enough money for anyone else on the team?

    What are these GMs thinking? They have zero shot for a SB, rip off the band aid!

  13. patfic15 says: Sep 6, 2016 9:42 PM

    Dear Drew,
    Thanks for the ring. That being said, why are you crippling this team with this ridiculous salary?
    Signed,
    Me.

  14. eljefedelmundo says: Sep 6, 2016 9:44 PM

    $25m might be a hometown discount- what is Osweiler being paid again?

  15. buckethead1 says: Sep 6, 2016 9:50 PM

    This guy gets 3 new contracts every other year….

  16. tylawspick6 says: Sep 6, 2016 10:01 PM

    cap hell

    a very ugly reality

  17. tylawspick6 says: Sep 6, 2016 10:01 PM

    how is mickey loomis still employed?

  18. trollaikman8 says: Sep 6, 2016 10:05 PM

    Hasn’t he gouged that city enough?

  19. kcchefs58 says: Sep 6, 2016 10:18 PM

    They’ll be able to pick up a ton of quality free agents the week before the regular season.

  20. jfcol says: Sep 6, 2016 10:32 PM

    Brees says he wants to play into his mid forties. So the deal must be 8 years fully guaranteed at least. The team has rolled over and given the little man everything else he wants.

  21. trubroncfan07 says: Sep 6, 2016 11:13 PM

    They should just let him walk next year, Brees is older and and has had injuries, no longer worth 18 plus a year.

  22. piis314 says: Sep 6, 2016 11:39 PM

    If his cap hit this year is around $30M, then why can’t he make a lot more than Luck ($25-$29M/season)? It would still be a lower cap hit than what he currently is receiving.

    That would really help jack up the QB pay scale average for other teams hoping to franchise their QB in the future. A way for the Saints to make it tougher on their opponents’ salary cap management.

  23. sdchicken says: Sep 7, 2016 12:18 AM

    Still a top 10 QB. 2 more years of Brees or fall into 4-12 purgatory?

  24. Bigfoot says: Sep 7, 2016 1:11 AM

    Brees is a greedy bum

  25. greg3117 says: Sep 7, 2016 1:42 AM

    Hey, say what you guys want about his “greed” or cap hit. I’ll just say this, and if anyone gives me a “thumbs down” on this, they are either a liar or an idot; “I WOULD TAKE THAT PAYDAY ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, TWICE ON SUNDAY!!”
    They’ll make whatever that number is to fit under the cap and give them some flexibility.

  26. eagleslayer says: Sep 7, 2016 7:42 AM

    #StandwithColin

  27. BigAlHeBDMan says: Sep 7, 2016 8:26 AM

    I wonder if he can request a couple of guards in those contract talks to keep from getting killed this season.

  28. sb44champs says: Sep 7, 2016 8:32 AM

    How many top tier QB’s ever get to the last year of a deal?
    ==========================
    Not to mention that Loomis restructured Brees deal a while back making it the 30M cap hit you see today. Brees original cap hit for 2016-17 was 20M. Loomis essentially kicked the can down the road and Brees gets blamed for it SMH

  29. babygaga19 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:55 AM

    Wow, too much for an aging qb that can no longer carry a team into the playoffs. Saints are really desperate./

  30. bassplucker says: Sep 7, 2016 8:58 AM

    Do the Saints have a succession plan for Drew Brees at all? Or do they just plan on him playing for them till he’s 45? That’s kinda how it’s looking right now.

  31. silvernblacksabbath says: Sep 7, 2016 10:47 AM

    How stupid! I’ll say that and then watch him torch my Raiders on Sunday. lmao

  32. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 7, 2016 10:51 AM

    Brees is done. His decline would have been more obvious if he played outside the dome.

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