The New Orleans Saints plan on having an agreement with Drew Brees by March 18
Drew Brees is ready to stay at home if the team puts together the right combination of talent
It is not enough to know that Drew Brees decided to play for another season, there is still no contract in place while the deadline gets closer. The New Orleans Saints have not had the talk with the star quarterback and his representation yet about terms of a future contract, but the franchise did confirm to have it on the agenda. The Saints quarterback announced earlier this month that he will be playing his 20th NFL season this year with the Saints, even though he does not have an active contract anymore. According to what Mickey Loomis said on Thursday, the franchise hopes to take care of this situation before the next season stars by March 18.
Loomis was asked if Bree’s contract would be the first one to be signed so the Saints can work with what is left, to which he was unsure about the answer. “Whether (Brees contract comes) first or not, I don’t think it matters,” Loomis said. “But we definitely have a goal to get it done before the league year begins.” Brees just came out of a two-year contract for $50 million that had been signed before the 2018 season started. Since then, the Saints’ performance was 21-5 with Brees as the leader and he accumulated 59 touchdown passes and only nine interceptions. Thinking about his upcoming new deal, once it’s done, it will surely give him more career earnings than any other player in the history of the NFL.
The situation for the quarterbacks on the team is still unclear and Loomis referred to the topic, stating, “We still have free agents out there, Taysom is restricted, so I don’t think it changes the decisions relative to, ‘How are we going to tender him?’” Loomis said. “And obviously Teddy is a free agent, and he’s going to have some opportunities. So, we’ll just see.”