Drew Brees Reportedly Receives $10.85 Million of Guaranteed Salary

February 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints are reportedly bringing back star quarterback Drew Brees for the final year of his contract in 2016.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday, citing a source, that $10.85 million of Brees' $20 million salary for the upcoming season is guaranteed.
Brees posted a 101.0 passer rating this past season with 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Saints' woeful defense was more to blame for the team's 7-9 record.
The Saints brought in Garrett Grayson in the third round of last year's NFL draft as Brees' presumptive successor, but the 37-year-old veteran still has at least one season left in New Orleans.
CBS Sports' Joel Corry explained how Brees' contract is a relative bargain under the current NFL salary-cap climate:
Brees' five-year, $100 million deal will expire at the end of the 2016 season, leaving the Saints' most important position in doubt moving forward. Given his exceptional production this past year, it stands to reason Brees has at...

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