Report: Drew Brees agrees to extension with New Orleans
It’s official, Drew Brees will be sticking around New Orleans for a few more seasons.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Mike Triplett reported that Brees and the Saints agreed to terms of a two-year contract extension. The deal is worth around $25 million per year to keep the quarterback in New Orleans.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport also reported that Brees took less money in the deal to allow the team to build around him. Brees is looking to add a second Super Bowl ring to his collection.
Saints, Drew Brees agree to another two-year deal worth about $25 million per year — per source. Even more team-friendly than last time considering the QB salary inflation since then.
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) March 17, 2020
Brees has been in New Orleans since the 2006 season. Since coming to the Saints from the San Diego Chargers, he’s led one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL and owns multiple league passing records.
In 2011, Brees led the franchise to a Super Bowl title, the lone championship of his professional career. The 41-year-old quarterback is looking to make another deep postseason run with the Saints.
Recently, Brees said he felt he could play until he was 45 years old. At the end of his two-year deal, he’ll be 43.