Drew Brees agrees to two-year, $50 million deal with Saints

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Word on Tuesday morning was that the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees were closing in on a new deal.

According to a report from NFL Media, that deal is now done. Brees is set to sign a two-year deal worth $50 million. The deal includes $27 million in guaranteed money.

The per-year average of $25 million slots Brees in behind Jimmy Garoppolo and Matthew Stafford with Kirk Cousins yet to sign a deal this offseason. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan are also expected to get extensions in the near future.

With Chase Daniel also set for free agency, Taysom Hill is the only other quarterback under contract in New Orleans at the moment so the team may be in the market for another player to fill out the depth chart as the offseason rolls on.

45 responses to “Drew Brees agrees to two-year, $50 million deal with Saints

  1. And that’s that. No surprise to real Saints fans. It’s always clear that most fans don’t know jack about small market teams and what they do from year to year. #neveradoubt

  2. I hope that Kirk is realistic about what he should get as far as money goes. If Drew signed for 25 mil a year, then Kirk should expect about 18-20. Unfortunately however the need vs availability factor will probably get him 27-30.

  3. This is a smart deal for the Saints. It doesn’t go too far out since Brees is already 39. Only $27m guaranteed. They have a ton of talent on rookie contracts and after this contract is over many still will not qualify for FA yet. The Saints will have plenty of options then.

    A good deal for them. Brees could have done much better elsewhere but he wanted to be in NO.

  4. But wait, Florio and all of his cronies have been writing for 8 weeks and however many days that Drew was going to be leaving New Orleans! All that garbage your team has spewed for weeks and weeks for what? Drew did exactly what all of the Who Dat Nation has been telling all of you for months. It’s pretty funny that the Vikings fans thought they actually had a shot at Drew though.

  5. Kirk Cousins has no control over how much he will be paid. It is up to the teams looking for a quarterback what they are willing to pay. I do not see him getting less than $20 million because Tyrod Taylor is getting $15 million per year and Joe Flacco is being paid $22 million per year. Cousins is easily seen as a better quarterback at this point then either Flacco or Taylor.

  6. $27 million guaranteed! Sweet! Good for him. I guess Cousins can sign his deal next……..then Rodgers for the top spot.

  7. “That’s a lotta money, even for Brees. I think if I were a saints fan I would have hoped it’d be for less so you can put a final piece or two around him.”

    “Less” would be the $24M per year that Alex Smith just got. There is no less that gets a QB this good.

  8. Hope they enjoyed that fluke year in 2017. This ensures they won’t be able to bolster their roster at all until he is gone.

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    Build a great roster around a scrub QB and see how far that gets you.
    See – Vikings: 2008.

  9. Good deal. Saints have young, cheap pieces in place for the next two years, so this number is not a problem at all. Drew will break the rest of the passing records the next two years. Should be a blast to watch Saints win the Super Bowl and get Drew the career passing yds record. Offense in the first round.

  10. If Daniel goes somewhere else in free agency, this is a team that might take a flier on a QB in the draft. Not necessarily one of the big guns, but on day two…

  11. Sounds like a one year deal with an option given the guaranteed money. Actually seems fair given his age compared to his performance and history with the team.

  12. Solid deal for an older yet really good quarterback which benefits both the team and player. I’m sure we’ll hear all about how bad of a deal this was because he didn’t go for the largest amount of money thrown his way.

  13. omeimontis says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:10 am
    Cousins is easily seen as a better quarterback at this point then either Flacco or Taylor.

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    1) That doesn’t say much

    2) No he is not

  14. The Saints sign the top free agent in the league with plenty of time to spare. There’s still over 24 hours before the start of free agency. Maybe the Vikings will find their QB someday…

    #skoldat

  15. I hope you ingrate Saints fans appreciate what Drew Brees is doing. he would’ve gotten at least $4-$5m more per year from somewhere else and deserved to be treated with more respect than getting a deal on the very last day…

  16. Damn near 99% of all Vikings fans and the media said Brees would re-sign with the Saints, but of course Saints fans choose to gloat saying everyone predicted he’d leave. Are they still drunk from Mardi Gras down there or in shock from the last game their team played? Brees should have stayed and finished his career with the Saints — it woulda been weird to see him in another uniform.

  17. he’s has made $181 million so far and this deal will give him another $50 million. He is underpaid vs Garapolo and the market but good for him to be happy with a good team, good city and a coach he likes. Anyone remember when Boris talked A-Rod into going to Texas for a couple xtra bucks and then he cried like a little school girl to get out? That is the case study on why not to chase the money

  18. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:10 am
    These players, QBs especially, are paid to much nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, if some one slid that contract in front of my face I’d sign it too but I mean come on – $25-30 million a year?
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    Where’s your outrage about what owners make annually? Or are you just fine with that as long as there aren’t a majority of Black owners raking in that cash?

  19. “but Packer fans were saying they had them???? what went wrong?”

    Lol I didn’t see a single Packer fan posting they were getting Brees. About 1000 of you Barneys, who remain one of the laughingstocks of the league, but no Packer fans unless they were one of your fake screen names.

  20. purpleguy says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Damn near 99% of all Vikings fans and the media said Brees would re-sign with the Saints, but of course Saints fans choose to gloat saying everyone predicted he’d leave. Are they still drunk from Mardi Gras down there or in shock from the last game their team played? Brees should have stayed and finished his career with the Saints — it woulda been weird to see him in another uniform.
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    Pretending that Vikings fans didn’t drool all over Drew is so cute. Especially after all of the venom that’s been spewed by that fanbase over the years against that team from way down yonder where they have the Mardi Gras.

    I think we’re done here. Ya’ll can go back to trolling the Packers again. It’s what you’re best at aftah all I do declare!

  21. Straight Cash Homie says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:09 am
    But wait, Florio and all of his cronies have been writing for 8 weeks and however many days that Drew was going to be leaving New Orleans!
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    Straw Man Alert.

    Florio literally never said that. Nor to my knowledge did anyone else. All people said was don’t be surprised if another team makes a huge effort to get him to change his mind about staying. And they probably did. But I don’t remember seeing a single article here, or anywhere else, saying he wasn’t expected to stay in New Orleans.

  22. If Brees actually cared anout winning he would have taken 5 million per year which would have allotted 20 million per year to improve the team. This guy is ME FIRST to a fault. Fact.

  23. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:10 am

    These players, QBs especially, are paid to much nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, if some one slid that contract in front of my face I’d sign it too but I mean come on – $25-30 million a year?
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    Thanks, Bernie.

  24. Even though he got $25M(!!!) per year, it’s reasonable to suggest he left at least $5M per on the table to stay there. If the Vikings will sign Cousins for 3-4 years at $28M per, it’s highly likely they would have done at least $30M/yr for 2 years of Brees.

  25. Straight Cash Homie says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:09 am
    But wait, Florio and all of his cronies have been writing for 8 weeks and however many days that Drew was going to be leaving New Orleans! All that garbage your team has spewed for weeks and weeks for what? Drew did exactly what all of the Who Dat Nation has been telling all of you for months. It’s pretty funny that the Vikings fans thought they actually had a shot at Drew though.

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    I can’t be the only one who cringes when football fans refer to themselves as “12s,” “Who Dat Nation,” etc. So incredibly lame.

  26. najacoo22 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I can’t be the only one who cringes when football fans refer to themselves as “12s,” “Who Dat Nation,” etc. So incredibly lame.
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    I just laugh. Especially when it is those Raider Island bozos that think they have fans everywhere, except at the stadium.

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