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Drew Brees Will Break The NFL Passing Record This Year With The Saints

Drew Brees wasnt going anywhere in free agency and everybody knew it.

Drew Brees wasnt going anywhere in free agency and everybody knew it. 

Not to take anything away from Brees incredible passing prowess, but hed be a fool to leave the weather-controlled conditions of the dome to go play anywhere else. Plus, the NFL owners cherish superstars like Brees who are oblivious and remarkably uninformed about NFL protests

Chew on this for a minute. 

Brees 4,334 yards last year were the FEWEST of his 12 seasons leading the Saints potent offensive juggernaut. The dome lends itself to optimum performance by any quarterback, so for a future Hall of Famer like Brees, it makes him almost unstoppable. He can count on predictable and consistent weather conditions for at least half of his starts.


Ian Rapoport on Twitter

The #Saints and QB Drew Brees have struck a 2-year deal worth $50M, sources tell me and @SlaterNFL. He gets $27M guaranteed. He’s back and everyone can breathe.


Brees wanted to chill and see what other free agents were hauling in before he committed to the Saints. There were a few rumors about teams being interested, but the two-year, $50 million deal he reportedly agreed to today basically makes the 39-year-old QB a Saint for life. 

Adam Schefter on Twitter

Drew Brees’ deal will be written as a two-year deal, but in actuality it will be a one-year deal with a team option after the first year, per source. It also will include a no-trade clause, virtually ensuring that Brees finishes his career in New Orleans.

Brees had been contacted by the Vikings on Monday, according to NFL Network. That was just posturing, a stab in the dark, but it probably accelerated the negotiations on the Saints side. 


Their franchise player and 11-time Pro Bowler is set to pass Brett Favre and Peyton Manning early this season, becoming the NFL’s all-time leader for passing yards and he remains one of the games all-time underrated superstars. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The Deputy Editor and Senior Writer is in his 23rd year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, magazines and national TV.

His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.