Drew Brees re-signs with Saints on 2-year, $50M deal

A source says the longtime Saint quarterback was offered $60 million in guaranteed salary; however, Brees' preferred to play out his career in New Orleans.

Kahron Spearman

Drew Brees has resigned with the New Orleans Saints with a two-year deal worth $50 million, with $27 million guaranteed, according to ESPN and NFL Network.

Considering Brees' mission to finish his career in New Orleans as a primary goal, the contract also includes a no-trade clause. The language in Brees' deal will indicate a two-year contract. However, it will be a one-year agreement with a team option after the first season, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

I think that provides certainly the team with the most flexibility when it comes to being able to anticipate the future and the ability to acquire free agents and re-sign players on our existing roster that will build a championship team.

The 38-year-old has said he wanted to remain a "Saint for life," but per ESPN, a source said that "at least one other team" was willing to shell out a fully guaranteed $60 million over two years for the prolific quarterback.

In 2017, and with the assistance of a dynamic two-headed backfield, Brees threw for 4,334 yards, 28 touchdowns against eight interceptions, and set the NFL record for completion percentage (72.0).