Report: Drew Brees, Saints agree on 5-year, $100 million deal
New Orleans Saints fans have had a lot to worry about this offseason. But Drew Brees just gave them a reason to exhale.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the quarterback and the Saints have agreed on a deal that will keep the face of the franchise in New Orleans for at least five more years.
Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 13, 2012
Brees likely was not going to sign his $16 million franchise tender, and it was possible his holdout would have gone into training camp. But the Saints struck up a deal with the Super Bowl XLIV MVP less than two weeks before players are to report to camp.
The 11-year veteran passed for an NFL-record 5,476 yards last season, breaking the long-standing record held by Dan Marino.
Brees confirmed the signing via his Twitter minutes after the news broke.
Deal is Done! Love you, Who Dat Nation. See you soon!—
Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 13, 2012