The New Orleans Saints and Quarterback Drew Brees agree to terms on a 2-year and roughly $50 million dollar deal. Brees took less than he could've that way the Saints will be able to build in Free Agency.
Brees was set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 18 in a class that also includes quarterbacks Tom Brady and Philip Rivers. However, Brees has repeatedly stated his desire to not test the open market. Less than two hours before news of Brees' deal with the Saints broke, Brady posted an announcement on Twitter titled "Forever a Patriot" stating his decision not to return to New England. Brady has spent his entire 20-year career with the Patriots, while Brees has played in New Orleans for 14 of his 19 seasons in the NFL.
The last time Brees was a free agent, in 2018, he agreed to a two-year, $50 million contract with the Saints. The deal only included one year of guaranteed salary.