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Brees signs five-year, $100m deal with Saints: report
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a five-year, multi-million contract with veteran quarterback Drew Brees, pictured in January 2012, American media reported on Friday. (AFP Photo/Thearon W. Henderson)

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a five-year, multi-million contract with veteran quarterback Drew BreesAmerican mediareported on Friday.

The contract is worth $100 million with a league-record $60 million in guaranteed money, American broadcaster ESPNreported on Friday. The first-year of the deal is worth $40 million.

"Deal is Done! Love you. See you soon!" Brees wrote on Twitter.

The 11-year-veteran had earlier let the Saints know he was looking for a long-term deal.

Brees was coming off a brilliant season in which he set NFL records for passing yards (5,476), completions (468) and completion percentage (71.2).

Brees, who took New Orleans to a Super Bowl championship in 2010, also led the league with 46 touchdown passes and averaged 342 yards passing per game. He was named to last year's NFC Pro Bowl team.

In 154 career games, Brees has thrown for 40,742 yards and 281 touchdowns.

Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 05:41:16 JST by admin

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