NFL Salaries | Breaking Down Drew Brees‘ Deal
By Andrew Brandt, ESPN.com
The deal is finally done. After two years of haggling, the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees have reached common ground. Let’s go inside the deal, looking at the numbers provided by a league source:
Brees was carrying a one-year franchise tag number of $16.371 million. That is no longer.
Brees will receive a staggering $37 million signing bonus, to be paid in full over the next six months. And for the 2012 season, Brees will receive a salary of $3 million, bringing his 2012 earnings to $40 million. This represents the highest one-year earnings in the NFL.