Drew Brees and the Saints agree to a 5 year contract for $100 million

The Drew Brees saga is over, and he's a VERY rich man

7/13/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter of the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Saints 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIREAfter long and tumultuous negotiations, the Saints and Drew Brees have reached an agreement that will keep Brees in New Orleans for 5 more seasons.

Brees' contract is for 5 years, and worth $100 million, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Brees will reportedly get a whopping $40M in the first year of the deal, and $60M guaranteed total.

The deal was reached this morning between Saints GM Mickey Loomis and Tom Condon, Brees' agent.

The $60M guaranteed is an NFL record.

After the Bounty scandal, the Saints definitely needed to keep their all-world QB happy. They were successful in doing that, and now there's at least a shred of hope for this season, despite several important suspensions, including head coach Sean Payton.

What do you think... was this deal a good one for Brees and the Saints?
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7/16/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1604 respect

irvnjcbs wrote:
He deserved winning it.

i agree.

7/16/12   |   irvnjcbs   |   3 respect

PurrsAlot wrote:
When you deserve it you DESERVE it.  He was and is the face of N'awlins' ever since Katrina.  He became a source of pride and galvanized the city in a way that healed spirits and hearts as well as playing major game!  My hat's off to Drew!  

He deserved winning it.

7/14/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1604 respect

When you deserve it you DESERVE it.  He was and is the face of N'awlins' ever since Katrina.  He became a source of pride and galvanized the city in a way that healed spirits and hearts as well as playing major game!  My hat's off to Drew!