New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees certainly wants to stick around with the team for the rest of his career, but he also doesn’t want to be a burden on the cap. Brees’ current deal would give the team a $30 million cap hit in the final year of his deal.
It looks like he is still in negotiations with the Saints about his current contract and he hopes a new deal gets done soon. Brees was even willing to restructure his contract in order to land former Carolina Panthers and current Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, but that did not come to fruition for the team.
“No, I mean listen, conversations are ongoing and as this usually goes with contract talks, it kind of goes throughout the offseason,” Brees said during his appearance on NFL Network Tuesday. “As soon as there’s something to report I’ll let you know.”
Drew Brees has been in New Orleans since the 2006 season and is easily one of the best to ever take the field for the team. He has led them to five playoff appearances, four NFC South championships, and the Super Bowl championship in 2009.
Brees has said multiple times in the past that he wants to retire with the Saints and it looks like he could be doing just that. However, getting to that point in his career without taking some kind of pay cut could hurt the team in the long run.
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