Saints QB Drew Brees officially signs two-year deal
Following the New Orleans Saints’ disappointing end to their 2019 season, there were plenty of questions concerning star quarterback Drew Brees’ future in the league.
Brees has since voiced that he will return for the 2020 season. That was cemented by him inking another two-year, $50 million deal to stay with the Saints. (H/T Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk)
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Instead, Brees and the Saints agreed to a deal today. It’s a two-year contract worth about $50 million, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
There was never any doubt that Brees would return to New Orleans if he continued his NFL career. He had made that crystal clear that his only desire was to play with the Saints and his contract signing puts to bed any doubts if there were any.
It also signals that he is committed to the franchise for least two more seasons under yet another relatively team-friendly deal. That was the expectation to help the team garner flexibility to ink another player to help their push next season.
Brees is coming off another highly productive campaign despite missing five games due to a thumb injury. He had 27 touchdown passes to four interceptions on 74.3 percent completion rate with a career-high 116.3 passer rating. Brees should be in line to put forth another strong campaign with eyes towards competing for the Super Bowl after falling short in the playoffs yet again.
The Saints have won the NFC South in the last three consecutive years, which includes a trip to the NFC title game and a pair of playoff wins.