Drew Brees Returns to Saints on a 2-Year Deal

Saints QB Drew Brees. Photo by Brad Smith/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees will make another run for Super Bowl in 2020. According to several reports around the league, the two sides agreed to a new two-year deal.

Brees was set to become a free agent this offseason, but it was clear from the start that he would only return to New Orleans if he decides to continue playing football. All doubts were cleared on Tuesday when the 41-year-old signal-caller inked an extension that will prolong his time with the Saints through 2021.

Reportedly, Brees also gave Saints a hometown discount, getting a salary of just $25 million a year. While he could get a lot more on the open market, the veteran decided to take less so New Orleans could invest in a contending team.

Despite his age, Drew Brees played on a high-level last year, earning his 13th Pro Bowl berth. While Brees played only 11 games due to hand injury, he still managed to pass for close to 3,000 yards and 27 touchdowns while completing 74.3 percent of his passes. The 2019 NFL season also saw him breaking Peyton Manning’s record for most career touchdowns.

Since joining the Saints in 2006, Brees established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game. He led New Orleans to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title in 2019 while setting numerous records along the way. Besides having most touchdown passes (541) in NFL history, he also has the most career passing yards (77,416) and most career pass completions (10,161).