Drew Brees

Quarterback

Age: 41
Free Agency: 2022 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 19
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $23,650,000 (11.94% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $25,000,000 (10.75% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.06
  • Contract Value: $50,000,000 ($25,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $25,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 16/125 at QB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202041$2,000,000$21,650,000$2,000,000$23,650,00011.9%
202142$25,000,000$11,150,000$0$36,150,00016.8%
202243$0$5,750,000$0$11,500,0005.1%
202344$0$5,750,000$0$00.0%
Total$27,000,000$44,300,000$2,000,000$71,300,000

Contract Notes

Drew Brees signed a two year contract worth $50 million with the Saints on March 17, 2020. Brees received a $23 million bonus, per ESPN's Field Yates. The last two years of the contract are void years used solely for proration purposes.
Career Earnings: $271,933,000
Career APY: $14,312,263
Potential Earnings: $298,933,000
Total Guarantees: $134,173,000
Largest Cash Payment: $40,000,000 (2012)
Largest Cap Number: $36,150,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChargersDraftedExpired20014$3,605,000$901,250$1,845,000$6,605,000183.2%$1,651,250
ChargersFranchiseExpired20051$8,078,000$8,078,000$8,078,000$8,078,000100.0%$8,078,000
SaintsUFAExpired20065$60,000,000$10,000,000$8,000,000$60,000,000100.0%$10,000,000
SaintsFranchiseRenegotiated20125$100,000,000$20,000,000$40,000,000$80,000,00080.0%$20,000,000
SaintsExtensionExpired20161$24,250,000$24,250,000$24,250,000$44,250,000182.5%$22,125,000
SaintsUFAExpired20182$50,000,000$25,000,000$27,000,000$50,000,000100.0%$25,000,000
SaintsUFAActive20202$50,000,000$25,000,000$25,000,000$23,000,00046.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chargers5$14,683,000$2,936,600$14,068,0000.0%$615,0000.0%
Saints14$257,250,000$18,375,000$212,950,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2001Chargers$320,000$307,500$0$0$0$0$627,5000.9%$2,165,000
2002Chargers$400,000$307,500$0$0$0$0$707,5001.0%$400,000
2003Chargers$980,000$307,500$0$0$1,000,000$0$2,287,5003.0%$1,980,000
2004Chargers$1,560,000$307,500$0$0$500,000$0$2,367,5002.9%$2,060,000
2005Chargers$8,078,000$0$0$0$0$8,078,000$8,078,0009.4%$8,078,000
2006Saints$1,900,000$4,000,000$0$100,000$0$0$6,000,0005.9%$10,000,000
2007Saints$2,800,000$4,000,000$0$200,000$0$0$7,000,0006.4%$15,000,000
2008Saints$4,800,000$4,000,000$0$200,000$0$0$9,000,0007.8%$5,000,000
2009Saints$4,800,000$5,660,400$0$200,000$0$0$10,660,4008.7%$10,001,000
2010Saints$6,498,000$5,660,400$0$200,000$0$0$12,358,400--$9,999,000
2011Saints$7,393,500$7,387,700$0$200,000$0$0$14,981,20012.4%$10,000,000
2012Saints$3,000,000$7,400,000$0$0$0$3,000,000$10,400,0008.6%$40,000,000
2013Saints$9,750,000$7,400,000$0$250,000$0$9,750,000$17,400,00014.0%$10,000,000
2014Saints$10,750,000$7,400,000$0$250,000$0$10,750,000$18,400,00013.8%$11,000,000
2015Saints$12,435,714$10,000,000$0$250,000$0$12,435,714$23,800,00016.4%$19,000,000
2016Saints$1,000,000$16,000,000$0$250,000$0$1,000,000$17,250,00011.1%$31,250,000
2017Saints$13,000,000$6,000,000$0$0$0$13,000,000$19,000,00011.6%$13,000,000
2018Saints$10,200,000$10,500,000$3,300,000$0$0$13,500,000$24,000,00013.4%$27,000,000
2019Saints$6,800,000$15,900,000$0$0$0$0$22,700,00011.9%$23,000,000
2020Saints$2,000,000$21,650,000$0$0$0$2,000,000$23,650,00011.9%$25,000,000
2021Saints$25,000,000$11,150,000$0$0$0$0$36,150,00016.8%$25,000,000
2022Saints$0$5,750,000$0$0$0$0$11,500,0005.1%$0
2023Saints$0$5,750,000$0$0$0$0$00.0%$0
Total$133,465,214$156,838,500$3,300,000$2,100,000$1,500,000$73,513,714$298,318,000$298,933,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Chargers2005$615,000$0
Total$615,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201116----96.3%0.0%468/65771.2%5476461424110.621864.1111
201216----98.8%0.0%422/67063%517743192696.31550.3151
2013160098.6%0.0%446/65068.6%5162391237104.735521.5362
20141600100.0%0.0%456/65969.2%495233172997.027682.5173
2015151093.9%0.0%428/62768.3%4870321131101.024140.6152
20161600100.0%0.0%471/67370%5208371527101.723200.9254
2017160099.5%0.0%364/50671.9%408922818103.632100.3250
2018150193.1%0.0%364/48974.4%399232517115.731220.7451
2019115059.6%0.0%281/37874.3%297927412116.39-4-0.4100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$13,367,000$25,000,000
Injury Adjusted$20,172,052$17,187,500
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OTC Valuation $4.9M $9.7M $14.6M $19.5M $24.4M APY $5.8M $11.7M $17.5M $23.3M $29.2M $20,316,000 $25,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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