Drew Brees’ Demands For New Orleans Saints Released
Drew Brees’ demands for the New Orleans Saints have been released.
The 41-year-old has already confirmed his 2020 return. But what terms will he come back under?
That is the big question heading into the offseason.
Late last month, the future Hall of Famer announced that he would be returning to the Saints for his 20th year. He insisted that the only two options he was deciding between this offseason were retirement or coming back to New Orleans – nothing else.
So the question becomes: now that Brees has decided to come back, what does he want?
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Brees will get something in the $25 million per year range.
From NFL Now: #Saints QB Drew Brees made it clear he’s not leaving New Orleans, and it sounds like he won’t demand top dollar this time, either. The approach may help his team sign an additional free agent. pic.twitter.com/35TwJpZoMJ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2020
“From my understanding for this contract, Brees is not expected to demand top dollar,” Rapoport said.
“I would expect a contract more in line with what he made last year, which was a two-year deal with an average of $25 million.”
While that obviously sounds like a lot of money, it is nowhere even remotely close to what the league’s top-tier quarterbacks are making.
And since Brees clearly is one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, the Saints would obviously be getting a tremendous deal at that price.
Last year, Brees and the Saints made it to the NFC Wild Card Round but ended up getting upset by the Minnesota Vikings.
Will they be able to avenge the defeat in 2020-21? It remains to be seen.