Kristian Garic of WWL radio in New Orleans reports that the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees are very close to getting a long-term deal done.
“As early as Friday morning… or at the latest by Monday,” Garic said a contract could “very possibly” be signed. He says, “The two sides have really closed the gap, and it may be just minor details at this point.”
Garic reports it will be in the neighborhood of $20 million dollars for the first two years. “It is going surpass Peyton Manning’s average of $19.3 million annually.”
Kristian’s information says it will be a five year deal. “Contract negotiations like this, the slightest snag can put you back at square one…these things are very fragile, but I feel good about the information I’ve learned.”