Times-Picayune reporter Mike Triplett reported this morning that the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees should reach a deal by the July 16 deadline. Triplett is also reporting the deal will make Brees the highest paid player in NFL history.
In his article, Triplett expects Brees to sign a bigger contract than the $19.2 million per year signed by Peyton Manning when he joined the Denver Broncos. He is reporting the deal could be between $19.2 million and $20 million a year.
I, like Triplett, will be glad if this deal is done and the only questions left about Brees career is not contract talks but how many more Super Bowls he can win in New Orleans. This long saga could be coming to an end.
If only the bounty scandal would end and we could finally focus on football.