Drew Brees’ deal with the Saints just about wrapped up
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Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will finally come to an agreement for a new five-year contract this next Monday. As the July 16 deadline rolls around, Brees’ contract will be worth somewhere between $19.2 million and $20 million per year, thus making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Brees’ success in increasing his market value came from having one of the best seasons in NFL history last year. The Saints could have moved forward and kept his contract at around $18 million to force him into a hard decision because he is not a free agent and the Saints have leverage of the franchise tag. Nonetheless, the New Orleans Saints stayed loyal to their quarterback and offered Brees far more than the market value.
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