Saints, Drew Brees agree to new deal

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Drew Brees will not become a free agent tomorrow.

Instead, Brees and the Saints agreed to a deal today. It’s a two-year contract worth about $50 million, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Brees had said repeatedly that he wasn’t interested in going anywhere other than New Orleans, so he wasn’t going to drive a hard bargain. The Saints have also said all along they wanted to keep Brees in the fold.

The 41-year-old Brees played very well last season, with a career-high passer rating of 116.3. And on a day when the only starting quarterback older than Brees, Tom Brady, announced that he’s moving on, Brees will stay in place for another season in New Orleans.

24 responses to “Saints, Drew Brees agree to new deal

  1. Good. I hope Brees has another deep playoff run in him.

    It would be fun if we get two Brady/Brees games in 2020.

  2. My question is….where are Ain’ts getting all this money when they are in the negative for salary cap. How are they going to pay other free agents and acquire their draft picks?

  3. Now Saints need to spend the Next 2 years to find a Quarterback and if it means spending a Draft pick this year and next year so be it.

  4. It’ll probably be FULLY guaranteed with a $50 mil signing bonus which means he’ll get it all up front but spread over the two years. I still think we’re making a mistake by keeping him and letting Teddy Bridgewater walk away.

  5. Agreed to less money than he could have commanded. Now to see if taysom hill starts seeing an increase in snaps at qb,holding true to coach Payton’s initial vision when hill was initially signed.

  6. Class guy, great player, and after taking a hometown discount you gotta like him even more. It’s a shame his coach and star DE don’t have the same class.

  7. I’d like to see big time players negotiate a contract to make the team better. “$20 mil per season if team spends 95% of cap. Otherwise, salary goes up”. Or something like that.

  8. Hardly a discount. Brady has been pulling in about 15 MM$ per year. So sick of this guy. If it’s anything like last season, he will be lucky to play 8 games. If so, hat’s +3 MM$ PER GAME. Naa, I’m good. Swallow that greed and walk away.

  9. “This is a discount? Must need more diamonds.”

    Kirk Cousins just got a 2 year, $66M extension. Brees isn’t in his prime, but he’s still one of the best out there and I’d take him in a second over Cousins for another season or two (playoff results notwithstanding). Yes, this is a big discount.

  10. SHOCKER! – Says nobody but the press who wanted to create controversy at the end of the season.

  11. Attention NFL record books, get ready, the ink will not, repeat will not have time to dry for at least two more years.

  12. jpspear says:
    March 17, 2020 at 11:54 am
    “This is a discount? Must need more diamonds.”

    Kirk Cousins just got a 2 year, $66M extension. Brees isn’t in his prime, but he’s still one of the best out there and I’d take him in a second over Cousins for another season or two (playoff results notwithstanding)
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    Sure. Just ignore the most result to make your statement seem like it makes sense.

  13. Its 2 years and 71.3 million if you count the dead cap that’s been rolling downhill and growing for 3 or 4 years. Ouch!

  14. conormacleod says:
    March 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Sure. Just ignore the most result to make your statement seem like it makes sense.
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    Not sure that “the most result” makes any sense either, but if you want to pay an additional $8M a year for Cousins over Brees, go right ahead. Long term? No. But for two years it’s a very manageable cost for an elite QB.

  15. Wow even Brees knows his arm is shot. He didn’t try to take max contract. He gave them a deal at $25 million a year. Haha these QB salaries need to be adjusted. It is hurting teams and the NFL.

  16. (From Pro Football Focus)
    “You may hear tales of Brees being “done”, but over the last three seasons his PFF overall grades of 89.5 (2017), 94.0 (2018) and 90.6 (2019) tell a different story. He did tail off towards the end of the 2019 season, but a three-game stretch of poor play isn’t enough to sound the alarms. Brees is consistently near the top of PFF’s accuracy and ball-charting rankings, getting the ball out quickly and accurately to his playmakers. If he remains at the elite level that he has played at throughout his career, this is a steal for the Saints. An average annual salary of $25 million does not even fall in the top 10 for quarterbacks.”

  17. Overpaid stat stuffer. Another year of 5 yard passes to the possession receiver Michael Thomas and a first round playoff exit.

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