Brees Signs New Two-Year Deal With Saints

Grant SmithMar 14, 2018

There was some minor doubt - more of a last minute scare - that the New Orleans Saints weren't going to be able to sign Drew Brees. Pelissero's colleague Ian Rapoport said other teams have done the same. Case Keenum threw the touchdown that beat New Orleans in January's divisional playoff but looks set to leave Minnesota for the Denver Broncos when free agency opens up on Wednesday.

"But for me, this was about putting our team in the best position to go win a championship in the next few years". However, he's spent the past 12 seasons in New Orleans and won a Super Bowl there, so it's not surprising that he ultimately preferred to stay rather than uproot to another city.

Schefter notes, Drew Brees' deal will be written as a two-year deal, but in actuality it will be a one-year deal with a team option after the first year, per source.

Other teams reached out to Condon and Brees about leaving New Orleans, potentially putting the squeeze on the franchise to make a decision and pony up more money.

According to NFL.com and ESPN, the 39-year-old has signed a two-year, $50million deal and will be guaranteed will be $27m once the deal becomes official.

"All I'll say is I would love nothing more than to have Jimmy back", Brees said.

Almost everyone assumes that Brees will be back with the Saints for the 2018 National Football League season. It was highly expeected Brees was returning to New Orleans, but they have yet to sign an extension.

A former Super Bowl MVP and 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Brees needs 1,496 yards to break Peyton Manning's record of 71,940.

The deal caps a news-cycle's worth of speculation over negotiations between Brees and the Saints.

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