Drew Brees

Quarterback

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $24,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 13.43%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $27,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 16.47%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.13
  • Total Contract Value: $50,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $25,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/40 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $27,000,000
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 209
  • College: Purdue
  • Accrued Seasons: 17
  • Entry: 2001 Draft, Round 2, #32 overall (Chargers)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Drew Brees signed a two year contract with the Saints on March 13, 2018. Brees received $27 million guaranteed including a $13.5 million signing bonus and a $3.3 million first year roster bonus. If Brees is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2019 league year he will earn a $11.95 million roster bonus. The contract contains a voidable contract year for proration purposes in 2020. The signing bonus used prevents forfeiture in the event of retirement at the end of the contract.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201839$10,200,000 $13,500,000$10,500,000$3,300,000$0$0$24,000,00013.5%
201940$11,050,000$10,500,000$11,950,000$0$0$33,500,00017.6%
202041$0$10,500,000$0$0$0$10,500,0005.3%
Total$21,250,000$31,500,000$15,250,000$0$0$68,000,000
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Career Earnings: $212,433,000
Career APY: $12,496,059
Potential Earnings: $248,933,000
Total Guarantees: $109,173,000
Largest Cash Payment: $40,000,000 (2012)
Largest Cap Hit: $33,500,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChargersDraftedExpired20014$3,605,000$901,250$6,605,000183.2%$1,651,250
ChargersFranchiseExpired20051$8,078,000$8,078,000$8,078,000100.0%$8,078,000
SaintsUFAExpired20065$60,000,000$10,000,000$60,000,000100.0%$10,000,000
SaintsFranchiseRenegotiated20125$100,000,000$20,000,000$80,000,00080.0%$20,000,000
SaintsExtensionExpired20161$24,250,000$24,250,000$44,250,000182.5%$22,125,000
SaintsUFAActive20182$50,000,000$25,000,000$13,500,00027.0%$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%
Saints12$197,750,000$16,479,167$166,250,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2001Chargers$320,000$307,500$0$0$0$627,5000.9%$2,165,000
2002Chargers$400,000$307,500$0$0$0$707,5001.0%$400,000
2003Chargers$980,000$307,500$0$0$1,000,000$2,287,5003.0%$1,980,000
2004Chargers$1,560,000$307,500$0$0$500,000$2,367,5002.9%$2,060,000
2005Chargers$8,078,000 $8,078,000$0$0$0$0$8,078,0009.4%$8,078,000
2006Saints$1,900,000$4,000,000$0$100,000$0$6,000,0005.9%$10,000,000
2007Saints$2,800,000$4,000,000$0$200,000$0$7,000,0006.4%$15,000,000
2008Saints$4,800,000$4,000,000$0$200,000$0$9,000,0007.8%$5,000,000
2009Saints$4,800,000$5,660,400$0$200,000$0$10,660,4008.7%$10,001,000
2010Saints$6,498,000$5,660,400$0$200,000$0$12,358,400--$9,999,000
2011Saints$7,393,500$7,387,700$0$200,000$0$14,981,20012.5%$10,000,000
2012Saints$3,000,000 $3,000,000$7,400,000$0$0$0$10,400,0008.6%$40,000,000
2013Saints$9,750,000 $9,750,000$7,400,000$0$250,000$0$17,400,00014.1%$10,000,000
2014Saints$10,750,000 $10,750,000$7,400,000$0$250,000$0$18,400,00013.8%$11,000,000
2015Saints$12,435,714 $12,435,714$10,000,000$0$250,000$0$23,800,00016.6%$19,000,000
2016Saints$1,000,000 $1,000,000$16,000,000$0$250,000$0$17,250,00011.1%$31,250,000
2017Saints$13,000,000 $13,000,000$6,000,000$0$0$0$19,000,00011.4%$13,000,000
2018Saints$10,200,000 $13,500,000$10,500,000$3,300,000$0$0$24,000,00013.5%$27,000,000
2019Saints$11,050,000$10,500,000$11,950,000$0$0$33,500,00017.6%$23,000,000
2020Saints$0$10,500,000$0$0$0$10,500,0005.3%$0
Total$110,715,214$117,638,500$15,250,000$2,100,000$1,500,000$248,318,000 $248,933,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Chargers2005$615,000$0
Total$615,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20111696.3%0.0%468/65771.2%5476461424110.621864.1111
20121698.8%0.0%422/67063%517743192696.31550.3151
20131698.6%0.0%446/65068.6%5162391237104.735521.5362
201416100.0%0.0%456/65969.2%495233172997.027682.5173
20151593.9%0.0%428/62768.3%4870321131101.024140.6152
201616100.0%0.0%471/67370%5208371527101.723200.9254
20171699.5%0.0%364/50671.9%408922818103.632100.3250
2018997.6%0.0%235/30477.3%26012119123.820281.4320

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average