Saints ink Drew Brees to new two-year deal
According to a report, the New Orleans Saints and veteran quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a two-year deal that keeps him with the franchise.
This news comes by way of Ian Rapoport on the mean streets of Twitter:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
As noted in the aforementioned tweet, it appears as though people within the New Orleans organization were confident enough in Brees being able to move forward for another two seasons without aging poorly. While that might feel a bit presumptuous, there’s good reason to believe Brees can keep doing Drew Brees type of things at this point in his career.
Brees, likely a future Hall of Famer, is currently 39. While that is usually considered a bit old for a player in the league, plenty of quarterbacks have been aging like fine wine the last few years. This includes Brees, as he had yet another season in which he tossed it around for over 4,000 yards last year to help the Saints return to the playoffs.
Moreover, the Saints have made moves to put the pressure off Brees. Not only have they formed quite a formidable running back duo in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, but they’ve also greatly improved their once-awful defense.
With it being legal tampering season, other NFL franchises have reportedly reaches out to Brees and/or his agent. Less than 24 hours ago, it was being reported that the Minnesota Vikings gave Brees’ agent a call on his cellular telephone device, inquiring about landing the gunslinger’s services.
New Orleans no longer needs to worry about such things now, as Brees has signed a deal that will likely make him a Saint for life.