According to a Tuesday night report by Pro Football Talk, the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees are close to a new deal. The report was also confirmed by ESPN’s Ed Werder, who said the parties involved were ‘relatively close’ and that it ‘looks like something could get done’.
New deal for Drew Brees close per source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 7, 2016
Hearing same as @ProFootballTalk that Drew Brees extension "relatively close" Source said: "Looks like something could get done."— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 7, 2016
It’s been a very emotional rollercoaster for all parties involved, as multiple reports and theories have presented themselves as to what a new deal for the 37-year-old quarterback would look like. Brees made it clear months ago on his stance that a deal needed to get done prior to the team’s first regular season, but agent Tom Condon and general manager Mickey Loomis hit a stalemate and reportedly didn’t speak for months.
Per reports, a new Brees deal could be in the vicinity of a 4-year, $100 million contract. The guaranteed money could be well into the 75 percent range or higher.
Stay tuned, as we’ll continue to bring you the very latest from ‘Brees watch’.