Which NFL team is in a better position to capitalize on the season?
Posted On June 30, 2021
Bleacher report is reporting that the NFL has agreed to pay the New Orleans Saints $5.5 million in 2016 to keep quarterback Drew Brees from retiring at the end of the season.
The Saints have a total of $16.5m committed to Brees and $12.8m committed for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Brees is expected to be back with the team by the end, and his agent has stated that the Saints have not yet received the paperwork for his reinstatement.
The New Orleans’ contract with Brees is in effect until the end the 2020 NFL season, which means the team can afford to spend its remaining cap space on players such as wide receiver Michael Thomas and linebacker Jairus Byrd, who will be free agents next summer.
If the Saints want to bring back Brees, they will need to spend their cap space to retain him.
It has been reported that the team has already signed three free agents who could be brought back: defensive end Terrance Cody, wide receiver Kenny Stills, and cornerback Patrick Robinson.
The team’s salary cap is projected to be around $100 million next year, but there are many potential scenarios that could happen, including adding new free agents, adding a quarterback in the offseason, and making cuts.