Drew Brees will be the New Orleans Saints’ quarterback moving forward, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.
New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis spoke to the media on a number of topics Thursday afternoon, but none more important than quarterback Drew Brees, who has been the center of speculation regarding his future in the Big Easy.
“Drew’s going to be our quarterback,” Loomis said. We’ll figure out how we’re going to handle (his) contract, whether it stays the same and just remains right in place, or whether we do something different. That’s all part of what we’ve got to figure out in the next coming weeks.”
Drew Brees is owed a very generous sum of $30 million to top off his existing contract in 2016, the biggest cap hit for any NFL player next season. Obviously, if the Saints wish to make a splash by re-signing, extending, or bringing in any players via the free-agent market, it’d be a wise choice to work out some sort of extension or pay cut (if Brees agrees) with their star quarterback.
But contract negotiations aside, the news Mickey Loomis dropped on the media Thursday should be a bit of a relief for fans across the Who Dat Nation. Drew Brees is in their future, and he is the organization’s best shot at another championship run before his days are over.
At 36-years-old (37 on Friday), New Orleans’ elite gunslinger led the league in passing yards for an NFL-record sixth time in addition to 32 touchdown passes, a 101 passer rating, and a Saints-career low 11 interceptions. Today is a big day — Drew Brees is here to stay.