Report: Saints, Drew Brees progressing toward two-year deal

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Drew Brees was at the Saints’ facility on Monday for tackle Zach Strief’s retirement press conference and that gave him the opportunity to spend a little time talking about a new contract as well.

That conversation appears to have gone well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Brees and the Saints have made “significant progress” toward a two-year deal that would keep Brees in New Orleans. Rapoport adds that the “belief” is that the deal will get to the finish line on Tuesday.

Other teams were allowed to contact Brees’ representatives on Monday and the Vikings reportedly did exactly that. As PFT reported Tuesday morning, however, there’s no sign that Brees is looking to leave New Orleans and getting a deal done before Wednesday afternoon’s start of the league year would avoid Brees’ current contract voiding. That would create an $18 million charge on the Saints’ cap just as free agency gets rolling, but the charge would be spread out if the sides can get a new deal done before that point.

It looks like things are trending that way as Tuesday gets going.

32 responses to “Report: Saints, Drew Brees progressing toward two-year deal

  1. Of course Brees wants to stay… New Orleans is his best chance to win another title before he retires.

  2. the question isnt when he does the deal, is what will the deal do with the 18 mil.

    will drew make a money grab or will he do a deal friendly enough not to cripple the saints for three years. the saints are close, but a bad brees deal could hurt them tremendously.

  3. But but but I thought he was going to the Vikings, lol. Did anyone else see how excited their fans were?? Oooo, come to Minnesota and win three Superbowls and ride off into the sunset they’d say. Anyone with a brain knew that is absolutely ridiculous…borderline psychotic. Hey Viking fans…you have zero Superbowls…like I said yesterday, have fun with Cousins and his bloated contract!!! SKOL!!!

  4. 50 million all guaranteed. Brees won’t look greedy trying to be the ‘richest ever’ and gives his team some wiggle room in FA.

    To prove a selfish point at the expense of another piece (player) to win, especially since NO was in cap hell for a bunch of years, money you don’t need, I think would make him a hero at the exact right time…that being the end of his time.

  5. I believe a deal has been done for a long time and nobody is reporting it for drama purposes. Big deals are going to get reported until the last minute to try and keep viewership/interest high until the end.

  6. PS: If Brady’s wife ever dumps him, he’ll be fighting Manning for some TV commercials. He left 50 million on the table.

    Brees never left anything on the table but to leave about 5 million would benefit his reputation for being greedy and cap unfriendly. Smart time to ‘do the right thing’ for him and the team.

  7. You’re seriously going to pat your boss’ back with his “eating crow” story from 5 a.m. Central time this morning after he has spent weeks posting click-bait story after click-bait story about Brees’ departure being a serious possibility? You guys are all a joke.

  8. For once, take a Brady deal and go 2 yrs/30M and let the team use the extra made available money on an additional pro bowler. If Brees could command 28M/year, then he’d be freeing up 13M of cash. Tell the Saints they have to spend to within 2-3% of the cap otherwise he get’s the money because he gave it up for a player, not the owner’s wallet.

  9. It’s not done until it’s done. Saints don’t have the money to pay Drew.
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    Hater’s and their wishful thinking

  10. vargavarga says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

    But but but I thought he was going to the Vikings, lol. Did anyone else see how excited their fans were?? Oooo, come to Minnesota and win three Superbowls and ride off into the sunset they’d say. Anyone with a brain knew that is absolutely ridiculous…borderline psychotic. Hey Viking fans…you have zero Superbowls…like I said yesterday, have fun with Cousins and his bloated contract!!! SKOL!!!
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    No vikings fans let alone any other fans thought Brees was leaving NO, get real…..Brees was just trying to goad a lil more money out of the saints, the vikings are locked in on the QB they want, dont kid yourself

  11. Vikings fans NEVER said he was going to Minn. only that it was possible. I said it was unlikely.

    I also said Brees was wise to wait to get the best business decision for him. He is getting as much cash as possible which is smart business.

  12. vargavarga says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:23 am
    But but but I thought he was going to the Vikings, lol. Did anyone else see how excited their fans were?? Oooo, come to Minnesota and win three Superbowls and ride off into the sunset they’d say. Anyone with a brain knew that is absolutely ridiculous…borderline psychotic. Hey Viking fans…you have zero Superbowls…like I said yesterday, have fun with Cousins and his bloated contract!!! SKOL!!!
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    Not every Viking fan wanted an old Brees. They beat him 2x last yr. what’s so special? He was once a great fantasy QB, real life….1 Super Bowl just like Joe Flacco and Mark Rypien and Trent Dilfer. And by the way, fans don’t win super bowls…players and coaches do. The Vikings could have 10 Super Bowls….I still have zero as a fan. Love how some fans act as if they are part of the effort. Get a life.

  13. No vikings fans let alone any other fans thought Brees was leaving NO, get real…..Brees was just trying to goad a lil more money out of the saints, the vikings are locked in on the QB they want, dont kid yourself
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    Once again certain Vikings fans post outrageous things while other Vikings fans deny that those things were posted. You may not have predicted that the Brett Favre Plane was headed to New Orleans but that doesn’t mean that other delusional purple people didn’t post that.

    Oh, and what about #skoldat?

  14. Hey vargaviagra, calm down, nobody really thought Bres was going anywhere, he ensured that with his comments after getting knocked out of the playoffs by the better team. No doubt he is a 1st ballot HofF player, but it is clear his arm is not what it once was and like all 40 year old QB’s, the fall will be steep and quick. Good luck with all that guaranteed $$ he will get, your window is this year.

  15. Brees does everything right. He comes out immediately after the season and says he wants to stay and then the Saints drag a contract into free agency.

    Teams with good management don’t let elite QBs get within a year of free agency. This is the second or third time the Saints have done this to Brees.

  16. mrkbuilders says:

    March 13, 2018 at 9:00 am

    For once, take a Brady deal and go 2 yrs/30M and let the team use the extra made available money on an additional pro bowler. If Brees could command 28M/year, then he’d be freeing up 13M of cash. Tell the Saints they have to spend to within 2-3% of the cap otherwise he get’s the money because he gave it up for a player, not the owner’s wallet.
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    I agree. These huge contracts are team killers!

  17. We all knew it was a longshot he would go anywhere else. Man some of the trolls here act like they’re 12, for real. Any fan of a team without a franchise qb and a chance to get brees would be excited at the possibility. No need to be a tool about it dude.

  18. hardheadedrb says:
    March 13, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Not every Viking fan wanted an old Brees. They beat him 2x last yr. what’s so special? He was once a great fantasy QB, real life….1 Super Bowl just like Joe Flacco and Mark Rypien and Trent Dilfer.

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    That 1 SB win is 1 more than the Vikings have had in the entire history of the organization.

  19. $30M per season “guaranteed” with $5M “incentive” bonus if DaBreeze hoists that Lombardi trophy. 🤓

  20. “PS: If Brady’s wife ever dumps him, he’ll be fighting Manning for some TV commercials. He left 50 million on the table.”

    And there’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve read so far today. You do realize Brady’s made something like 150 million on his own right? And that his TB12 sports medicine clinic is making money hand over fist right?

    You don’t like Brady, we get it. But you might want to at least educate yourself about the guy you’re bashing so you know what you’re talking about.

  21. For all you saying Viking fans never thought he was going to Minnesota are delusional. Go check the comments on the Brees/Vikings post. They’re hilarious and, like I said, borderline psychotic. SKOL!!

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