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Drew Brees Puts the Issue to Bed; Says He’s Playing Nowhere But with the Saints

Drew Brees’ contract situation will remain the biggest storyline surrounding the Saints until the quarterback puts pen to paper.

But all parties involved have made it sound like a non-issue. Brees made the strongest statement yet following Thursday’s Pro Bowl practice when asked where he will be playing football next season, Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

“New Orleans Saints,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere else.”

Brees’ contract is set to expire in March. If a resolution is not reached beforehand, New Orleans will be on the hook for $18 million in dead money due to the way his contract is structured. If a resolution is reached, the Saints will still have to account for the money, but they would be able to push it down the line.

When speaking with reporters on Wednesday at the Senior Bowl, general manager Mickey Loomis voiced confidence that a deal will get done.

“He doesn’t have a contract, which has happened before,” Loomis said. “We want him to be our quarterback, and we’ll get going on that at some point. … I’m not anticipating any big issues.”

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