Brees breaks bank with $100 million deal
NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees and the Saints reached a deal on par with the quarterback's record-setting play, giving New Orleans' fans some news they can celebrate after an offseason rife with turmoil.
The team announced Friday that it had agreed to a five-year contract with Brees. A person familiar with the deal said it's for $100 million, with $60 million guaranteed.
The deal also will pay the quarterback $40 million the first year, the person told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because financial details had not been publicly announced.
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