Deal is Done!Love you, Who Dat Nation. See you soon!
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 13, 2012
The deal is a five year, $100 million contract, that will guarantee a record $60 million (including a $40 million pay day in 2012). Many felt the deal would eventually happen between Brees and the Saints' brass before the Monday deadline, and indeed it did.
Brees means so much to both the franchise and the city of New Orleans, so it was only a matter of time. He revived the city when he lead the Saints to a victory in the 2010 Super Bowl against the Indianapolis Colts. Congratulations to both Brees and the Who Dat Nation! This is a welcomed breath of fresh air after such a tumultuous offseason with the whole "Bounty Gate" situation.