…and he’s worth every penny.
It’s a timing thing, folks. Timing, when it comes to planting, fruition and harvest, seems to be everything.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a 5 year, 100 million dollar contract, with 60 million guaranteed, and he’ll score a cool $40,000,000 this year. Forty million dollars. I guess there is a benefit of not having to pay Sean Payton this year. This deal probably took so long because there was an incredible amount of arithmetic that needed to be performed to see where all that 40 mil. could come from.
Yes. I know the Calvin Johnson deal was “richer” at 132 million, but we’re talking per year average, here. There you have it. Business is laid out. What does this mean for the Saints?
For the members of Who Dat Nation, of which I am a proud, and sometimes insufferable member, we’re breathing again. This off-season has been a real female dog of sorts. It also means Drew Brees will be in camp, and the rest of his teammates have to be giddy as they’re enjoying their workouts today.
The deal itself is structured so the last 3 years of the contract will mean that there is more wiggle room under the cap to keep key pieces around, chase a few quality vets and sign some quality rookie talent.
Most experts are predicting 10 wins for Saints this season, considering the fact that they’ll be without Head Coach Sean Payton, and are under the direction of Assistant Coach Joe Vitt, as well as new defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo. But it’s the new dynamic that Spagnuolo brings that could take this squad to the next level.
But nothing would have been discussing without one Andrew Christopher Brees in the mix.
OK. Off to buy my Drew Brees jersey now that it’s valid for the next 5 years!