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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Drew Brees, Saints have not discussed extension in two months

Drew Brees

Drew Brees is entering the final season of his five year contract, and he and the Saints haven’t tried to work out a new one in nearly two months.

Brees made the admission Wednesday and said he’d rather not deal with it during the season.

“I don’t like to talk about contract during the season,” Brees said Wednesday, via ESPN’s Mike Triplett. “If you go back to 2011, where it began to drag into the season, three weeks in I was like, ‘I don’t want to deal with it anymore, I want to focus on football, I want to focus on the season.’ That’ll be my approach again.

“So there’s a deal to be done now, and then if it doesn’t get done now, then there will be a different deal to get done at the end of the year.”

Ultimately, the two sides will probably figure something out. Brees wants to stay in New Orleans, and the Saints want to keep him there. He’s even been willing to restructure to make the team better. That said, don’t expect this to be easy. His 2012 extension talks were rather arduous, and this may end up being a similar situation.



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