Brees contract details and cap figure revealed

Kristian Garic
March 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm

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Quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints agreed to terms on a 2 year contract on Tuesday worth $50 million with $27 million guaranteed.  Brees' base salary for 2018 is $10.2 million with a $10.5 million dollar bonus. Brees also has $3.3 million in bonuses which he is likely to achieve. Brees also has a $16.8 million roster bonus this season and a roster bonus of $11.9 million in 2019.

His cap hit for this season is $24 million.  There is a third year tacked on to the contract for cap purposes, but it voids automatically if Brees is on the roster on the last day of the league year in 2019.  Look at as creative money shifting and crafty money management by the Saints. 

​The Saints have roughly $13 million dollars in salary cap room currently.  That figure does not include a resolution with Nick Fairley's arbitration hearing. 

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