Drew Brees

Quarterback Age: 36 Exp: 14 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#32 overall), 2001 College: Purdue Agent(s): CAA Sports
  • Current Contract

    Drew Brees signed a 5 year, $100,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $37,000,000 signing bonus, $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,000,000. In 2015, Brees will earn a base salary of $18,750,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000. Brees has a cap hit of $26,400,000 while his dead money value is $33,550,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $100,000,000
    Signing Bonus $37,000,000
    Average Salary $20,000,000
    Guaranteed $40,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2012 Contract details by year $3,000,000 $7,400,000 - $10,400,000 $40,000,000
    2013 Contract details by year $9,750,000 $7,400,000 $250,000 $17,400,000 $29,600,000
    2014 Contract details by year $10,750,000 $7,400,000 $250,000 $18,400,000 $22,225,000
    2015 Contract details by year $18,750,000 $7,400,000 $250,000 $26,400,000 $33,550,000
    2016 Contract details by year $19,750,000 $7,400,000 $250,000 $27,400,000 $7,400,000
    2017 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $40 million guaranteed
    • $20 million more guaranteed (injury only)
    • $22 million in incentive guarantees
    • 2015 salary fully guarantees on 2/4/2015
    • 2016: more than half of the $20 million base becomes fully guaranteed
    • 2013-16 Workout Bonus: $250,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2006-2011

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $60,000,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Guaranteed $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2006 $1,900,000 $1,600,000 $2,400,000 $100,000 - $6,000,000 -
    2007 $2,800,000 $1,600,000 $2,400,000 $200,000 - $7,000,000 -
    2008 $4,800,000 $1,600,000 $2,400,000 $200,000 - $9,000,000 -
    2009 $4,487,500 $1,600,000 $3,060,200 $200,000 $1,000,200 $10,347,900 -
    2010 $6,489,000 $1,600,000 $3,060,200 $200,000 $1,000,200 $12,349,400 -
    2011 $7,393,500 - $1,980,600 $200,000 $3,000,600 $12,574,700 -
    2012 $9,290,000 - $660,200 - $1,000,200 $10,950,400 -
    2013 $10,980,000 - $660,200 - $1,000,200 $12,640,400 -
    2012 UFA  
    • $20 million guaranteed
    • 2006 Option Bonus: $12 million
    • 2006 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2007-11 Workout Bonus: $200,000
    • 2009 Restructure Bonus: $5.001 million
    • 2009 Option Bonus: $3.301 million
    • 2011 Option Bonus: $2.4065 million
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2001 Player Cash Earnings $320,000 $1,845,000 - - - - - $2,165,000
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - - - - - $400,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $980,000 - - - - - - $980,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $1,560,000 - - - - - - $1,560,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $8,078,000 - - - - - - $8,078,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $1,900,000 $8,000,000 - $100,000 - $12,000,000 - $22,000,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $2,800,000 - - $200,000 - - - $3,000,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $4,800,000 - - $200,000 - - - $5,000,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $4,487,500 - - $200,000 $5,001,000 $3,301,000 - $12,989,500
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $6,489,000 - - $200,000 - - - $6,689,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $7,393,500 - - $200,000 - - - $7,593,500
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $37,000,000 - - - - - $40,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $9,750,000 - - $250,000 - - - $10,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $10,750,000 - - $250,000 - - - $11,000,000
    Est. Earnings (14 seasons) $62,708,000 $46,845,000 - $1,600,000 $5,001,000 $15,301,000 - $131,455,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Drew Brees ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($26,400,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    NFC: #0
    NFC South: #0
    New Orleans Saints: #0
    Quarterback: #0

    Total Cash ($19,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Quarterback: #0

    Average Annual ($20,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Quarterback: #0