He’s back! Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback, has re-signed with the NFC South Champions.
While we knew this was coming all along, it’s nice to finally hear that the agreement between the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees is official.
Earlier this offseason, Brees noted that he wanted to run it back. He also noted that he wanted to get a deal done before the start of the new season, which is still slated to start tomorrow afternoon.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the information. And, he also noted that Brees took a bit less money to keep the team in a place where they can still build in free agency. With the new CBA, the team will still have enough money to be active over the next several weeks.
Brees has led the NFL in completion percentage six times, yards seven times and touchdowns four times. He set a myriad of records that many thought were unattainable. Overall, he’s been outstanding for the black and gold.
However, the addition of Brees for two more seasons will likely mean the end of Teddy Bridgewater’s time in the Big Easy. Bridgewater, who went 5-0 as a starter in Brees’ absence, will be in the market for an eight-digit salary, one the Saints won’t be able to afford.
But, the Saints had to re-sign Brees given the level of play he’s still competing at. Easily a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Brees and his relationship with Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton seem to continue to thrive as they’ll be looking at another deep playoff run in the coming season.
Brees, who set the record for the highest single-game completion percentage, now has led the league three straight seasons in that category. He’s just a dominant quarterback, and he should look to continue it well into his 40s.