Drew Brees restructures contract with Saints

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The Saints have a little more cap space at their disposal as they head into the second day of the new league year.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that quarterback Drew Brees has restructured his deal with the team.

Brees’ contract for 2019 calls for him to make a salary of $11.05 million and a roster bonus of $11.95 million. He’ll still receive that $23 million, but $10.8 million of his expected $33.5 million cap charge will be pushed into the 2020 season. That’s a voidable year, so there will have to be further contract moves to come if the Saints want to avoid a big dead money hit next year.

The Saints have tight end Jared Cook and defensive end Ziggy Ansah slated for visits and would like Teddy Bridgewater to return as Brees’ backup after he visited with the Dolphins on Wednesday.

8 responses to “Drew Brees restructures contract with Saints

  1. Just keep kicking the can down the road … There will be a big dead money amount due sometime in the future.

  2. Will people stop saying kicking the can down the road? Such a stupid statement.

    It’s smart for teams to restructure big contracts. The cap goes up each year, so you can easily fit any dead money under it while getting cap space up front.

    Stupid teams don’t do this, and thus they remain stupid. And losers.

  3. With all the talk about the missed pass interference non call in the nfc championship game (and justifiably so) one benefit of all the attention being focused on that is the lack of attention about how bad Brees looked in the last half of the regular season and that game.

    He has become a noodle arm because of his age and a missed call isn’t going to hide the fact the saints aren’t going to do quite as well as saints fans hope this year because of it…..

  4. Stupid teams don’t do this, and thus they remain stupid. And losers.
    Lighten up Francis, bigger issue is Brees decline. He’s just about done.

  5. Both his passer rating and his completion percentage were up in 2018, over the past couple of seasons…so if that’s a decline – then I’m sure Saints fans(and most intelligent fans) would take it!

  6. from what I can tell he could not play for the saints , still get paid 23 million. The Saints would then break the Steelers current dead space money they have set from Antonio Brown. I would think it is possible that Brees could then sign with another team for 20 mill or so, and make 43 million next year….either way Brees is getting paid.

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