Drew Brees signs two year, $50 million extension with Saints

    14 de marzo de 2018

    New Orleans, USA, Mar 13 (efe-epa).- Veteran quarterback Drew Brees agreed Tuesday to extend his contract with the New Orleans Saints in a two-year deal worth $50 million, 27 million of which is guaranteed, according to NFL Network.

    The deal virtually ensures the 39-year-old will finish his career in New Orleans, where he won Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.

    As a Saint, Brees has become one of the game's elite quarterbacks, throwing for 17,097 yards and 408 touchdowns, the best record of any passer over 12 seasons.

    Despite being under six foot tall and not having the strongest arm, Brees has overcome all of the doubters to forge a path in the NFL by exploiting his mobility and coolness under pressure in the pocket.

    His style has paved the way for other, shorter quarterbacks, such as Russell Wilson or more recently DeShaun Watson to flourish in a position that has traditionally been dominated by taller players.

    Brees is on track to surpass the all-time NFL passing records set by Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, and we will be hopeful of adding a second championship ring to his haul after the Saints' impressive season last time around.

    A dramatic, last second defensive error which allowed the Minnesota Vikings to score a game winning touchdown was the main reason Brees did not play in the 2017 NFC Championship game against the Eagles.

    With the Saints' strong two-man backfield of Mark Ingram and rookie sensation Alvin Kamara, as well as a strong receiving corps, Brees and New Orleans have as good a chance as anyone in the league to make another Super Bowl appearance.