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NFL Rumors: Drew Brees Getting A Huge Extension?

Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune discusses the likelihood that the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees reach a long-term contract extension this offseason.

“I think every player’s always looking for an extension aren’t they? That goes for you guys too,” Brees said to a group of reporters. “I’ve got one year left (on his current contract). And discussions have been ongoing. So we’ll see how it plays out.”

Triplett points out that a deal is almost certain to get done considering that Brees lead the Saints to their first Super Bowl just a season ago and how much he means to the city of New Orleans. Other interesting piece of information that Triplett provides is that Peyton Manning and Drew Brees have the same agent. Considering that Manning will be a free agent at the end of the season, he is likely to set the market for top tier quarterbacks which should bode well for Brees.

“Coming into this year I had two years left,” said Brees, who signed a six-year, $60 million deal with the Saints in 2006, which was later restructured to include voidable option years in 2012 and 2013. “And just as you look at it, I was focused on playing football games. I was focused on winning and trying to go win another championship. Now that the offseason’s here, this is the time when you have an opportunity to think about those things and get those things accomplished. So I’m sure that we’ll all be talking.”