QB Drew Brees and the Saints have agreed to a two-year, $50M deal with $27M guaranteed to stay right where he is in New Orleans. While the contract is technically two years, it will actually be for one year with a team option for 2019, and also contains a full no-trade clause. And according to ESPN’s Mike Triplett, he took a pay cut. I guess another team was willing to give Brees a two-year, $60 million contract with all guaranteed money. Brees talked about that...
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“I’d be lying if I said it [wasn’t hard to weigh maximizing his value and raising the bar for other players versus helping the team],” he said. “Because I know that when any player does their deal, they typically look at the comps and base their deal on those — and what is ‘market value.’ … I’m sure that one of these quarterbacks coming up — Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins — is going to set a new mark.”

Does this make you happy?

(Yardbarker)
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He is getting $50 million over 2 years, while Tom Benson is getting just $40 million over those same 2 years from state tax payers who subsidize his team. To hell with the richest man in Louisiana and the Saints!
Reply3 months
I’m fine with this, but to be honest I was really hoping he would take a pay cut in the name of winning another super bowl.
Reply3 months
considering what he accepted and what he could have gotten, this is about as big a pay cut as you could get. he really did help the team - despite people not wanting to admit it.
3 months
Makes me happy. With Drew over the next two years and if the Saints can stay healthy, they'll be the favorite to win the Super Bowl. He will retire a Saint and be a 1st ballot Hall of Famer which will also be a 1st for the New Orleans Saints.
Reply3 months
He will also retire as the all-time passing leader & the only one that has a shot at him is Brady, if he decided to play until almost 45...
3 months
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