After playing only 11 games in the 2019 season, Drew Brees’ contract was up and he became a free agent. While people scrambled and questioned where the likes of Brees and Tom Brady might end up, it seems that the former Super Bowl Champion and MVP knew all along where he would end up.
Tuesday morning, Drew Brees showed that he never had any intention of leaving the New Orleans Saints. Brees reportedly signed a two-year $50 million deal to stay with the team. With this new deal, he will make $25 million in the 2020 season and another $25 million in the 2021 season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Despite being one of the oldest quarterbacks in the league, the Dallas native remains one of the best players in NFL history. Between Brees and Teddy Bridgewater, the Saints powered through to a 13-3 record last season. Despite having a thumb injury that cut his season short, the Westlake High School product threw for 2,979 yards and 27 touchdowns with just 4 interceptions.
The 41-year-old quarterback will be 43 by the time his new contract expires leaving us to speculate that the 2021 season will be his last. Has “Hurricane Drew” signed his last NFL contract? I think it’s possible, but for now we can expect to see New Orleans have another strong season in 2020.