Saints, Drew Brees haven’t negotiated contract extension in three months
The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have not engaged in negotiations on a contract extension since May, the nine-time Pro Bowler said.
“Not sure why things have not progressed,” Brees said via ESPN. “They made an offer in March, we made an offer shortly thereafter. And besides the Josh Norman deal, there has been no talk about a contract since.”
Brees’s mention of Josh Norman is a reference to when the Saints reached out to the quarterback about restructuring his contract in order to sign the cornerback.
The 37-year-old has not been vocal about the amount of guaranteed money he is looking for in the deal, but contracts for highly-paid signal callers, like Joe Flacco and Andrew Luck, exceed the $60 million mark.
Brees has said that he doesn’t plan to discuss a new deal once the regular season starts.
“I would say the deadline is the start of the regular season, not training camp,” he said.
Brees led the NFL in passing yards last season with 4,870, to go along with 32 touchdowns