Saints officially re-sign QB Drew Brees

Saints officially re-sign QB Drew Brees

Saints fans were nervous that it took this long to get the deal done, but the two sides reportedly made some significant progress on Monday.

While Drew Brees eventually came to an agreement on a two-year, $50-million deal with the New Orleans Saints, the future Hall of Famer apparently turned down a better offer to stay in the Big Easy.

A second-round draft choice by San Diego in 2001, Brees has passed for 70,445 yards and 488 touchdowns in 17 seasons - 58,097 yards and 408 touchdowns in 12 seasons with New Orleans. The deal includes $27 million guaranteed. Brees was ranked No. 2 behind Kirk Cousins in's Top 101 Free Agents of 2018. "That's the outlook I'm taking, and I think that's the outlook that our entire team is taking". "But in most cases when my agent would begin to open his mouth about another team, I would not even let him finish the sentence".

Brees then led the Saints to their first and only Super Bowl title during the 2009 season and became the first $20 million man in National Football League history with a five-year, $100 million deal in 2012.

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"I love the opportunity that we have in front of us, and I'm excited to be back".

With Brees leading the offense since 2006, the Saints never have finished lower than sixth in total offense. Do you continue to approach the game with the same sense of urgency. the same commitment to constantly improving and being coachable?

Ultimately, the New Orleans Saints would win the Drew Brees sweepstakes.