Drew Brees RUMORS & NEWS

  • Drew Brees remains confident contract will be worked out, wants to retire a Saint

    USA Today "Saints quarterback Drew Brees hasn’t changed his view: he still sees himself retiring in New Orleans. Entering the final year of his current deal and contract talks “ongoing”, Brees remains confident that an extension will work itself out. "I’ve been through that a few times, so you know..." June 22

  • 'Quarterbacking robot' Drew Brees deserves to get paid, Zach Strief says on radio

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief referred to Drew Brees as a "quarterbacking robot" who deserves more than any other player to be taken care of financially, he said in a SiriusXM radio interview Sunday. "Nobody deserves to be paid and to be compensated more than him," Strief..." June 06

  • Here's what could cause problems for Drew Brees getting a new deal from Saints

    CBS Sports "The last time the Saints and Drew Brees hammered out a contract, they went through this long offseason charade of pretending to play out the franchise tag. The Saints had no choice but to pay Brees what he wanted, even if they waited until the last possible moment to hand him $100 million over..." June 06

  • Saints rookie Michael Thomas impresses Drew Brees during Thursday’s organized team activity

    The New Orleans Advocate "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees looked out at the defense and then over to his right to wide receiver Michael Thomas. The defense was in a prevent look, with several players lined up in a straight line about 10 or 12 yards down the field. It was a look the defense used several times..." June 03

  • Payton agrees with Brees’ decision not to talk contract during season

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently applied a deadline for extending his contract, which currently is entering its final year. Once the regular season starts, Brees won’t be interested in talking. His head coach agrees with that approach. “Just having seen the interview and his comments,..." May 29

  • Drew Brees, Saints have not discussed extension in two months

    Larry Brown Sports "Drew Brees is entering the final season of his five year contract, and he and the Saints haven’t tried to work out a new one in nearly two months. Brees made the admission Wednesday and said he’d rather not deal with it during the season. “I don’t like to talk about contract during the..." May 26

  • Drew Brees applies deadline to talks with Saints on a new deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still haven’t worked out a new deal that reduces his salary-cap number for 2016 below $30 million. There’s now an apparent deadline for getting a deal done. “I don’t like to talk about contracts during the season,” Brees said Wednesday, via the Associated..." May 26

  • Drew Brees will participate in Saints' OTAs despite lingering contract talks

    ESPN "Drew Brees' contract talks haven’t been going anywhere this offseason. But they won’t keep him off of the New Orleans Saints' practice field. Brees told ESPN that he will participate in OTA practices when they kick off on Tuesday. “I’m not missing any offseason,” Brees said. That’s not..." May 23

  • Special needs boy bursts into tears after meeting idol Drew Brees

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave a special needs boy the surprise of a lifetime Monday while in Shreveport, La. for a speaking engagement, taking time out of his visit to chat with the boy and give him an autograph. Ten-year-old Hunter Glass, who has cerebral palsy and was born 12..." May 17

  • The Saints seem just fine with Drew Brees' $30 million cap hit and pending free agency

    Canal Street Chronicles "Cap Hell? What Cap Hell? By now, if you still believe in the proverbial "Salary Cap Hell" in the NFL, then you haven't been paying attention, especially to the dealings of one Mickey Loomis, General Manager of the New Orleans Saints. There truly is no such thing as a cap hell in the NFL, not..." May 13

  • Drew Brees’ agent: Saints seem satisfied holding current cap of $30 million

    Sportsnaut "Barring a new deal, Drew Brees is going to cost the New Orleans Saints $30 million this season. And according to his agent, Tom Condon, the Saints don’t seem inclined to make an adjustment at this time. When Brees originally signed his five-year, $100 million contract, it was thought by..." May 11

  • Drew Brees doubts Saints will pick first-round QB

    NFL.com "As we approach the 2016 NFL Draft, many mock drafts -- especially the ones done by our talented experts here at NFL Media -- are linking the New Orleans Saints to Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. However, there are plenty linking the Saints with a quarterback, too. NFL Media Insider..." April 28

  • Drew Brees: Roger Goodell has too much power

    ESPN "Drew Brees took aim at the disciplinary power of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday when asked for his reaction to the league's Deflategate penalties against Tom Brady being reinstated by a federal appeals court. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said Goodell's ability to serve as..." April 27

  • Drew Brees: Contract talks with Saints “ongoing”

    Pro Football Talk "Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ contract has been a talking point all offseason and discussion flared up again over the weekend with Ed Werder of ESPN’s report that Brees offered to address his deal in order to create cap space to sign cornerback Josh Norman. That didn’t happen and Norman signed..." April 26

  • The Saints-Brees P.R. battle quietly has begun

    Pro Football Talk "The report that Saints quarterback Drew Brees was willing to re-do his contract to help the Saints sign cornerback Josh Norman, which emerged after it was too late for the Saints to sign Josh Norman, seems on the surface to be good news for a team that desperately needs to chop down its franchise..." April 23

  • Drew Brees was willing to modify contract for Saints to add Josh Norman, report says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Drew Brees was willing to modify his current contract to give the New Orleans Saints a better chance at striking a deal with cornerback Josh Norman, ESPN reported Friday. The report came after Norman settled with the Washington Redskins on a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million. Brees..." April 23

  • Drew Brees on Will Smith's death: 'Something's been broken here

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said something will always be missing when the Super Bowl 44 championship team from 2009 gathers for reunions: "No Will," Brees told Peter King of TheMMQB.com. Brees spoke to King after police said former Saints defensive end Will Smith died in a..." April 11

  • Sean Payton has no problem with Drew Brees using his leverage

    Pro Football Talk "Four years ago, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had plenty of leverage in his contract talks with the team. He parlayed his bargaining power into a five-year, $100 million deal. Now, Brees has even more leverage. In addition to a crippling $30 million cap number for 2016, Brees would have an..." March 26

  • Drew Brees confident new deal with Saints will come 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Drew Brees reiterated Thursday that he is “very confident” he will sign his own long-term contract extension with the New Orleans Saints at some point in the wake of coach Sean Payton's new extension. And when asked why there hasn’t been more of a sense of urgency, so they could get the deal..." March 25

  • Saints, Drew Brees working on 4-year extension, ESPN reports

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees are working on a four-year deal that would pair the quarterback with coach Sean Payton another five years, through 2020, according to a report from ESPN. Brees, whose current deal runs through 2016, has been in talks the team through agent Tom Condon. No..." March 23

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Saints continue talks with Drew Brees on 4-year extension. With QB having 1 year left, he and Payton would both be under contract 5 years

  • Brees reiterates he wants to remain with Saints for rest of career

    The Score "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he wants to remain with the organization for the rest of his career, as the two parties continue to work out a contract extension. Brees is in the final year of a five-year, $100-million deal that he signed in July 2012, and will otherwise become..." March 22

  • Is Drew Brees the Face of a Pyramid Scheme?

    ESPN "One weekend in early 2013, thousands of people trekked to the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas, gathering to celebrate a company that promised to liberate them from the drudgery of their 9-to-5 lives. They cheered through countless inspirational speeches, pounding energy drinks and pumping..." March 15

  • Mickey Loomis declines comment on Drew Brees: 'He's under contract'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis didn't have an update in regards to a possible contract extension for 37-year-old quarterback Drew Brees. Loomis, speaking to the local media for the first time since the Senior Bowl, addressed reporters at LSU's Pro Day no Monday. "I'm not..." March 15

  • Will Brees set the quarterback bar higher?

    Pro Football Talk "Four years ago, Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the highest-paid player in football, with a six-year, $120 million deal. He held the title for roughly six months, before Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco beat the $20 million-per-year average with a deal that pays $20.1 million annually. This..." March 05

  • Saints GM pledges to give Brees extension, free up cap space

    Fox Sports "New Orleans Saints fans can rest easy — Drew Brees isn’t going anywhere for at least the next two seasons, and probably longer. So says Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who plans to get Brees signed to a new deal as his star quarterback prepares to enter the final year of a five-year, $100..." February 17

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@Saints GM Mickey Loomis said he hasn't spoken with agent Tom Condon yet but wants to extend @drewbrees contract. @SiriusXMNFL

  • Guarantees kick in for Saints' Drew Brees, Jairus Byrd; Ellerbe restructures

    ESPN "Drew Brees, Jairus Byrd and Dannell Ellerbe won’t become salary-cap casualties for the New Orleans Saints this year. Brees and Byrd had large portions of their salaries become fully guaranteed on Wednesday. Ellerbe, meanwhile, restructured his contract to remain on the roster, according to a..." February 10

  • Drew Brees believes Saints’ window of opportunity is opening

    The Advocate "Drew Brees almost always makes an appearance during Super Bowl week, popping up throughout the week as one of the brightest luminaries in the long line of NFL stars making their way through Radio Row, fan events and promotional opportunities. But the Saints’ franchise quarterback would rather..." February 05

  • Drew Brees expects to finish career with New Orleans Saints, he tells Dan Patrick

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has one year left on his contract. He also expects to play several seasons beyond that one season in New Orleans. Brees, 37, during a visit Thursday with the Dan Patrick Show said his plan is to finish his career with the Saints. "That's my plan...." February 04

  • Drew Brees doesn't need to take pay cut to help Saints' salary cap

    ESPN "Drew Brees doesn’t actually need to take a pay cut to help the Saints’ salary cap for 2016. In fact, they could give him a raise and still save millions against their cap – as long as it comes as part of a multi-year extension. Brees is due to make $20 million in salary and bonuses this year,..." January 23

  • Saints Should Extend Drew Brees, But For How Long?

    Canal Street Chronicles "Most of the time, I start a piece with an idea or an opinion already firmly planted in their mind. I then proceed to share it with you and spur a discussion. With this piece, I'm not very sure where I stand, so this is more like a roundtable between...well, all of us. The topic: how long should..." January 19

  • Mickey Loomis: Drew Brees is going to be Saints' QB

    NFL.com "Drew Brees' looming $30 million cap hit led many in league circles to believe the New Orleans Saints would entertain trade offers this offseason. Brees promised late last month that both he and coach Sean Payton would be back for the 2016 season. Payton has already announced that he's..." January 15

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    New Orleans Saints @Saints

    Brees on @WWLAMFM "I plan on playing in New Orleans for as long as my career goes…and I don’t plan on playing for another coach” #Saints

  • Saints' Drew Brees advised to rest foot injury 4-6 weeks, no surgery needed

    ESPN "Drew Brees flew to Charlotte, North Carolina, to have his foot injury evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson, a source close to Brees told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. Anderson recommended the Peyton Manning plan of 4-6 weeks of rest for the New Orleans Saints quarterback before easing into football and..." January 05

  • Brees looking for a “catalyst” for the future

    Pro Football Talk "During a media tour earlier this week, the obvious headline generated by Saints quarterback Drew Brees came from his desire to remain with the Saints — and to continue playing for coach Sean Payton. Appearing on PFT Live, a more compelling response came right before the question of whether..." January 02

  • Drew Brees believes Cam Newton is 'absolutely deserving' of MVP

    The Score "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has many supporters in his bid for the league MVP, but now he has one of the most respected voices in the NFL in his corner: Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was on the NFL HQ show on Tuesday, and was asked about whether he believed Newton..." December 30

  • Drew Brees: Sean Payton and I aren't going anywhere

    NFL.com "Drew Brees says he's not going anywhere, and neither is Saints head coach Sean Payton. Brees appeared on NFLHQ on Tuesday morning and was asked if he sees any scenario in which he and head coach Sean Payton are not back in New Orleans next season. "No I don't," he said. "I think we -- a plan..." December 29