Details have been released form Drew Brees’ new contract with the New Orleans Saints, and it looks like the franchise got a major bargain.
Brees signed on for $50 million over two years, and $27 million guaranteed. Virtually all the guaranteed money comes in the first year, which means the Saints can cheaply part ways with him at the end of the year if they choose to.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Details on Drew Brees’ contract with the Saints:
Signing bonus: $10.5M
Base salary in 2018: $10.2M
Incentives in 2018: $3.3M
Cap number in 2018: $24M
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 14, 2018
This is borderline highway robbery on behalf of the Saints, especially in light of Kirk Cousins getting nearly $90 million fully guaranteed over three years.
Cousins shouldn’t ever be mentioned in the same sentence as Brees, and now he’s making substantially more money per year, and he’s making a bank vault’s worth of more money over the course of their respective deals. How did Brees allow this situation to ever happen? Maybe he doesn’t care about the money after this point. After all, he’s made nearly $200 million in his career.
It’s just mind-boggling that we now live in a world where Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees both get new contracts in the same offseason, and Cousins gets more money. Absolutely wild.