It sounds like the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees are working hard on trying to get a new deal done for the quarterback before Sunday’s season opener.
Reports say the sides are close, and reports are Brees wants the deal done before the season starts, so he doesn’t have it as a distraction for the Saints as they get into the season.
Here’s what Pro Football Rumors had to say about the situation:
The Saints are close to reaching an extension with quarterback Drew Brees, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Brees has indicated that he doesn’t want negotiations lasting into the regular season, so if the two sides are going to strike a deal, the time is now.
A report yesterday indicated that Brees is seeking a four-year deal worth $100MM, numbers that jibe with previous reports about Brees’ contract status. Brees’ asking price is a lofty one for a 37-year-old, especially considering no other NFLer averages $25MM per annum. However, the future Pro Football Hall of Famer hasn’t shown serious signs of aging to this point. Brees, a 16th-year man, is coming off his eighth straight season with at least 30 touchdown passes. He also eclipsed the 4,800-yard mark for the fifth consecutive year.