With Brees in place in New Orleans for at least the next two years, things could quickly pick up hedging toward a reunion.
Per multiple reports, the veteran quarterback has agreed to a two-year, $50 million deal to remain with the team he's played for since 2006.
Brees, who turned 39 in January, passed for 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns, with eight touchdowns, past year as the Saints posted their most balanced offensive numbers in several seasons.
The announcement comes via New Orleans' official website. Last season, he led the Saints to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs and did it with a stronger defense as well as a pair of incredibly talented running backs. Barring injury, he will pass Brett Favre and Peyton Manning early this season and will become the NFL's all-time leader for passing yards.
Brees, 39, is an 11-time Pro Bowler. In 2011, Brees was at the helm of an offense that gained an NFL-record 7,474 yards. During that span, he earned the reputation as being one of the top tight ends in the National Football League that saw him record in at least 85 receptions, 850 receiving yards, and at least nine touchdowns in four straight seasons. During an interview with WWL Radio on Tuesday, Brees said he never entertained the other offers, but they did exist. Teams like the Minnesota Vikings are trying to figure out how to piece together their best rosters while players are looking to cash in on big paydays or position themselves to be Super Bowl contenders.
Brees said his camp and the Saints were in constant contact over the past week, and while some fans might have panicked as negotiations lingered, Brees said he never anxious.