The Saints maintain that they intend to work something out to keep Drew Brees in New Orleans beyond next season.
Appearing on Siriux XM’s NFL Radio, New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis reiterated that he intends to work out a deal with his quarterback this offseason.
“Drew Brees is going to be our quarterback this year and for the foreseeable future,” Loomis said. “We’ll get that worked out in a way that helps our team and fits in with what he wants to do.”
Loomis said he has not yet spoken with Brees’ agent, Tom Condon, about a potential extension but he has had a few conversations with his quarterback.
He said Brees believes he still has some good seasons left in him and the organization feels the same way
Brees is scheduled to have a $30 million cap charge next season, so lowering his cap number by extending his contract would be of benefit to the Saints.
Loomis, however, said that an extension wouldn’t simply be about creating spending money.
“Look, that’s not as much for cap as it is for we want Drew to be our quarterback this year, next year, and the foreseeable future,” Loomis said.
The Saints have already started making some moves to reshape the roster this offseason, namely by parting ways with guard Jahri Evans and apparently informing cornerback Brandon Browner of his release.
Loomis said the process is still ongoing and there is some more work to do.