Saints, Drew Brees Agree To Deal

No surprise here. Drew Brees and the Saints have agreed to a brand new deal, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter).

Brees has re-upped with the team on a two-year, $50MM deal. Long ago, he confirmed that he would not be leaving the Saints, so it was just a matter of years and money.

The 19-year veteran turned down a two-year, $60M fully guaranteed deal from the Cardinals in 2018 to sign with the Saints, and he’s back on the same terms — two years, $50MM — he signed for then. This will almost certainly allow Brees to finish his career in New Orleans.

Brees, 41, is still playing at an extremely high level. The Saints, meanwhile, are also looking ahead. They’ll pass the torch from Brees to Taysom Hill this year – all while moving on from proven vet Teddy Bridgewater.

This is the fifth contract Brees has signed with New Orleans. Arriving in 2006, Brees has become by far the best and most important player in franchise history. He has become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes and moved the Saints’ playoff win total from one to nine.

The future first-ballot Hall of Famer finished second in the 2018 MVP voting and looked sharp upon returning from his thumb injury last season, completing 74% of his throws for a second straight season and throwing 27 touchdown passes in just 11 games. While he may cede more time to Hill this season, the Saints’ best chance at another Super Bowl title will almost certainly involve Brees.

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9 comments on “Saints, Drew Brees Agree To Deal

  1. imindless
    imindless

    Called this, 2 years not 1. Saying brees would retire lol The narrative of hill being the guy is laughable and made up.

    • CubsRebsSaints

      They only do 2 years to defer the cap hit so much, so they surround him with talent win it all.

      • Paul1989

        Win it all? He screws the pooch every post-season. The only time he won it all was the year Payton wound up taking a 1 year unplanned vacation after the season.

  2. khopper10

    Pass the torch to Hill this year? Brees just signed a 2 year contract. Do you guys read before posting?

    • myaccount

      I also wondered why they said Brees was passing the torch to Hill. There is no torch passing in a two year deal.

  3. nats3256

    What do you mean they will pass to torch to hill this year? Are you saying they are paying 25 million for a backup.

  4. julyn82001

    What does “retirement” mean anyway? Absurd and overrated word, in this case in particular anyway…

  5. bens04ter

    so brees gets 25 per year and dak gets over 30 and wants more…totally makes sense lol

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