In January, when asked if he would be amenable if the Saints came to him to talk about a contract extension for this year, Brees said, “absolutely.” Brees is due a $30MM cap hold as he enters the final year of the five-year, $100MM deal he inked in 2012.
After the third day after the Super Bowl came and went on February 10th, Brees got $10.85MM of his $19.75MM base salary for 2016 fully guaranteed. No one expected that the Saints would cut Brees prior to that date in order to avoid the obligation, but the guarantee gives Brees a little extra leverage in contract negotiations with the Saints.
In 2015, Brees played in 15 games, throwing for 4,870 yards and 32 touchdowns with a 68.3% completion rate. Brees only threw 11 interceptions, his lowest total since 2009. In 15 NFL seasons, Brees has earned nine Pro Bowl selections and one first-team All-Pro nod.
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