Contract Details for Saints Quarterback Drew Brees

Bob Rose

The biggest news coming out of the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday was the official re-signing of quarterback Drew Brees.  The 41-Yr old future Hall of Famer had already announced that he was not only returning for a 20th NFL season, but that it would be definitely with the Saints. 

The quarterback's new contract is for 2 years at a total of $50 million dollars.  According to, the deal includes a $23 million signing bonus.  Brees will count $23.65 million against the Saints salary cap in 2020, a far lower number than several other quarterbacks throughout the league. His cap hit will escalate to $36.15 million in 2021 if the quarterback does elect to play beyond this season barring any further renegotiations.  According to, the Saints will eat $11.5 million in dead cap space during the 2022 season once this Brees deal does expire. 

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees in the NFC South
Nov 28, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes the football against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Given the cost of many other quarterbacks throughout the NFL, New Orleans retained one of the league's best at a relative bargain. 

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Is this the most cap friendly contract Brees has ever signed with the Saints?