He isn’t going anywhere.
The New Orleans Saints re-signed future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees Tuesday afternoon, taking their long time starter off the free agent market with a two-year, $50 million deal.
While the contract is listed as a two-year deal, it is officially a one-year deal with a team option for the second, as confirmed by NFL Network. $27 of the $50 million is guaranteed for the Super Bowl XLIV champion. The deal also includes a no-trade clause.
Brees wasn’t on the free agent market for long, but was contacted by the Minnesota Vikings Monday to gauge interest. Luckily for New Orleans, a deal was struck before any alternative caught his attention.
In his 12 years with New Orleans, Brees has racked up some incredible accomplishments. With a career completion percentage of 66.9%, Brees holds records for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass with 54, most consecutive 4,000 passing yard seasons with 12, and most 5,000 yard passing seasons with five. During his tenure with the Saints, he has accumulated over 58,000 passing yards and 408 touchdowns.
At 39, Brees is nearing the end of his career. However, with this deal, he will most likely end it in the city in which he became a legend.