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Drew Brees

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Saints, QB Age: 41 Exp: 19 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#32 overall), 2001 College: Purdue Agent(s): CAA Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Drew Brees signed a 2 year, $50,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $23,000,000 signing bonus, $25,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $25,000,000. In 2020, Brees will earn a base salary of $2,000,000 and a signing bonus of $23,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $23,650,000 and a dead cap value of $46,300,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $50,000,000
    Signing Bonus $23,000,000
    Average Salary $25,000,000
    Total Guarantees $25,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 41 $2,000,000 $16,250,000 $5,400,000 $23,650,000 $46,300,000 $25,000,000($25,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $46,300,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-22,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $44,300,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-20,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $23,650,000 2021 Dead Cap: $22,650,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $21,650,000 2021 Dead Cap: $22,650,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 42 $25,000,000 $5,750,000 $5,400,000 $36,150,000 $22,650,000 $25,000,000($50,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,650,000 2021 Cap Savings: $13,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $22,650,000 2021 Cap Savings: $13,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $11,150,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $25,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $11,150,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $25,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 43 - $5,750,000 - $5,750,000 $11,500,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-5,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-5,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,750,000
    2023 Contract details by year 44 - $5,750,000 - $5,750,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 45 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Fully Guaranteed
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $23M (paid 3/23/2020, fully guaranteed, treated as signing bnus)
    • 2022-2023 are void years ($11.5M dead cap), void the last day of the 2021 league year
    • No Trade Clause
    • No Tag Clause
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2019

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $50,000,000
    Signing Bonus $13,500,000
    Average Salary $25,000,000
    Total Guarantees $27,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,700,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2016-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $24,250,000
    Signing Bonus $30,000,000
    Average Salary $24,250,000
    Total Guarantees $24,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $24,250,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2012-2016

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $100,000,000
    Signing Bonus $37,000,000
    Average Salary $20,000,000
    Total Guarantees $40,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $40,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2006-2011

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $60,000,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $20,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA

    2005-2005Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,078,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,078,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2006 / UFA

    2001-2004Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,605,000
    Signing Bonus $1,845,000
    Average Salary $901,250
    Total Guarantees $1,845,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2005 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $13,550,000 - - $250,000 $5,200,000 - $5,422 $19,005,422
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $30,000,000 - $250,000 - - - $31,250,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - - - - - $13,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $10,200,000 $13,500,000 $3,300,000 - - - - $27,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $6,800,000 - - - $16,200,000 - - $23,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $23,000,000 - - - - - $25,000,000
    20 seasons $109,258,000 $113,345,000 $3,300,000 $2,100,000 $26,401,000 $15,301,000 $5,422 $269,710,422
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - - - - - $25,000,000
    $134,258,000 $113,345,000 $3,300,000 $2,100,000 $26,401,000 $15,301,000 $5,422 $294,710,422
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,338,000 $1,845,000 - - - - - $13,183,000
    15 seasons Player Cash Earnings $97,920,000 $111,500,000 $3,300,000 $2,100,000 $26,401,000 $15,301,000 - $256,527,422
  • Transactions

    Mar 17 2020Signed a 2 year $50 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 14 2019Converted $4.25M of salary & an $11.95M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $10.8M of cap
    Mar 13 2018Signed a 2 year $50 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Sep 7 2016Signed a 1 year $24.25 million extension with New Orleans (NO)
    Sep 30 2015Converted $5.2 million of his 2015 salary into bonus, creating $2.6M in cap space for New Orleans (NO)
    Jul 13 2012Signed a 5 year $100 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 3 2012Offered a 1 year $16.371 million exclusive franchise tag with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 14 2006Signed a 6 year $60 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 4 2005Signed a 1 year $8.078 million franchise tag with San Diego (SD)
    Aug 7 2001Signed a 4 year $3.6 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Apr 21 2001Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 2 (#32 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 NO 1 1 1 66 97.1 30 18 60 160 160.00 2 0 96.53 2 0 0 0 14.4
    2019 NO 11 11 11 646 59.6 378 281 74.3 2979 270.82 27 4 116.27 9 -4 1 0 224.76
    2018 NO 15 15 15 978 93.1 489 364 74.4 3992 266.13 32 5 115.68 31 22 4 5 303.98
    2017 NO 16 16 16 1034 99.5 536 386 72 4334 270.88 23 8 103.87 33 12 2 5 262.56
    2016 NO 16 16 16 1151 100.0 673 471 70 5208 325.50 37 15 101.69 23 20 2 5 332.32
    2015 NO 15 15 15 1089 93.8 627 428 68.3 4870 324.67 32 11 101.03 24 14 1 5 304.2
    2014 NO 16 16 16 1140 100.0 659 456 69.2 4952 309.50 33 17 97 27 68 1 7 302.98
    2013 NO 16 16 16 1111 98.6 650 446 68.6 5162 322.63 39 12 104.66 35 52 3 6 357.68
    2012 NO 16 16 16 1094 98.8 670 422 63 5177 323.56 43 19 96.34 15 5 1 5 345.58
    2011 NO 16 16 16 657 468 71.2 5476 342.25 46 14 110.63 21 86 1 1 391.64
    2010 NO 16 16 16 658 448 68.1 4620 288.75 33 22 90.86 18 -3 0 9 269.2
    2009 NO 15 15 15 514 363 70.6 4388 292.53 34 11 109.64 22 33 2 10 292.42
    2008 NO 16 16 16 635 413 65 5069 316.81 34 17 96.24 22 -1 0 6 302.66
    2007 NO 16 16 16 652 440 67.5 4423 276.44 28 18 89.4 23 52 1 9 257.12
    2006 NO 16 16 16 554 356 64.3 4418 276.13 26 11 96.23 42 32 0 8 259.92
    2003 SD 16 11 11 356 205 57.6 2108 191.64 11 15 67.49 21 84 0 5 110.82
    Totals 265 246 244 8,309 - 9,291 6,300 67.8 70,841 287.97 498 215 - 408 620 20 89 4,535.24