Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints were working on a deal through much of the weekend and it seems a deal is finally done. This deal was first reported by NFL Networks Ian Rapoport
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
ESPN’s Adam Schefter also reported the details of the deal. The deal is drawn up as a one-year deal with a team option for a second season. There is also $27 million of guaranteed money as well as a no-trade clause for Brees to veto any move. This deal shows that both the team and Brees are looking to finish off his career in New Orleans.
This price tag of $25 million a year is actually less than Jimmy G and Matt Stafford’s price tags but Brees could be looking to give the team some room for improvement. With Kirk Cousins still available and Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers still looking for extensions, it will be interesting to see how the QB’s handle their payday with their respective teams.
The Saints have had a great run under Drew Brees being an offensive force nearly every year he has been in the Big Easy. The team was on the edge of the NFC championship game only to see it taken away in the final seconds. With a young defense and a perennial offense, the Saints will try to make one last championship run during the Brees era.