Saints GM Opens Up About Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis opened up about Drew Brees recently.
On the heels of giving the future Hall of Famer a two-year, $50 million deal, Loomis talked about why the organization did what it did.
Brees is, after all, 41 years old.
“We needed to know what Drew was going to count on our (salary) cap this year, what resources are we using, because then that gives us the ability to do some other things,” Loomis said.
“To Drew’s credit, his No. 1 goal was to make sure we had an opportunity to improve our roster, keep our roster together, and be as competitive as we can be.”
Loomis had nothing but positive things to say about how Brees handled the whole process.
“I’m certainly appreciative of how he’s handled that contract the last couple times,” he added.
“Because again, the most important thing to him is that we have a competitive team.”
With Brees back in the fold and the addition of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, New Orleans figures to be one of the NFC’s big favorites to make it to the Super Bowl.