Shortly after Tom Brady announced that he would not be returning to the New England Patriots, another future Hall of Famer made an important decision. Drew Brees will return to the New Orleans Saints on a two-year deal.
The past three seasons have been filled with heartbreak for the Saints, but Brees continues to play at a high level at this stage in his career. Despite missing three games in 2019, he finished with 2,979 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Brees thought about returning this offseason and even took a month to look at his options. However, the 41-year-old quarterback decided he wanted to give it one more shot at a second Super Bowl.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Saints are giving Brees a two-year deal worth $50 million. He’s taking less to help the team reload for another playoff run.
The #Saints agree to terms with QB Drew Brees, source said. He gets a 2-year deal worth roughly $50M. Never in doubt, but now done. And Brees took less to help the team continue to build.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Due to the fact that Brees has just about every passing record in NFL history, all that is left for him to do is hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since 2009.
New Orleans has the talent to get back to the Super Bowl. Brees has three elite weapons in Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook and Michael Thomas.
We’ll find out just how much gas is left in the tank for Brees this fall.