Without making a full guarantee, Drew Brees seems to be running out of ways to say that he’ll be back with the Saints.
Brees told “Super Bowl Live” Thursday that the process has already started and will likely be done before he even officially becomes a free agent.
“Contract talks are underway, as we speak,” Brees told NFL Network. “I’m very hopeful, and very confident that a deal will get done prior to free agency. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’m going to be a Saint for the rest of my career. Certainly that’s what I hope and pray for.
“Like I’ve said, I have all the confidence in the world that we’re going to get that deal done very soon.”
It’s widely expected that Brees’ deal — he just completed a six-year, $60 million contract — will carry an annual average in the range of $18 million per season.
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