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: 16.69%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.13
  • Total Contract Value: $50,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $25,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/32 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $27,000,000
  • Age: 40
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 209
  • College: Purdue
  • Accrued Seasons: 18
  • 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 39 $10,200,000 $13,500,000 $10,500,000 $3,300,000 $0 $0 $24,000,000 13.5%
2019 40 $11,050,000 $10,500,000 $11,950,000 $0 $0 $33,500,000 17.6%
2020 41 $0 $10,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $10,500,000 5.3%
Total $21,250,000 $31,500,000 $15,250,000 $0 $0 $68,000,000
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Career Earnings: $225,933,000
Career APY: $12,551,833
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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Chargers Drafted Expired 2001 4 $3,605,000 $901,250 $1,845,000 $6,605,000 183.2% $1,651,250
Chargers Franchise Expired 2005 1 $8,078,000 $8,078,000 $8,078,000 $8,078,000 100.0% $8,078,000
Saints UFA Expired 2006 5 $60,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $60,000,000 100.0% $10,000,000
Saints Franchise Renegotiated 2012 5 $100,000,000 $20,000,000 $40,000,000 $80,000,000 80.0% $20,000,000
Saints Extension Expired 2016 1 $24,250,000 $24,250,000 $24,250,000 $44,250,000 182.5% $22,125,000
Saints UFA Active 2018 2 $50,000,000 $25,000,000 $27,000,000 $27,000,000 54.0% $27,000,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Chargers 5 $14,683,000 $2,936,600 $14,068,000 0.0% $615,000 0.0%
Saints 13 $211,250,000 $16,250,000 $190,250,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2001 Chargers $320,000 $307,500 $0 $0 $0 $627,500 0.9% $2,165,000
2002 Chargers $400,000 $307,500 $0 $0 $0 $707,500 1.0% $400,000
2003 Chargers $980,000 $307,500 $0 $0 $1,000,000 $2,287,500 3.0% $1,980,000
2004 Chargers $1,560,000 $307,500 $0 $0 $500,000 $2,367,500 2.9% $2,060,000
2005 Chargers $8,078,000 $8,078,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,078,000 9.4% $8,078,000
2006 Saints $1,900,000 $4,000,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $6,000,000 5.9% $10,000,000
2007 Saints $2,800,000 $4,000,000 $0 $200,000 $0 $7,000,000 6.4% $15,000,000
2008 Saints $4,800,000 $4,000,000 $0 $200,000 $0 $9,000,000 7.8% $5,000,000
2009 Saints $4,800,000 $5,660,400 $0 $200,000 $0 $10,660,400 8.7% $10,001,000
2010 Saints $6,498,000 $5,660,400 $0 $200,000 $0 $12,358,400 -- $9,999,000
2011 Saints $7,393,500 $7,387,700 $0 $200,000 $0 $14,981,200 12.5% $10,000,000
2012 Saints $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $7,400,000 $0 $0 $0 $10,400,000 8.6% $40,000,000
2013 Saints $9,750,000 $9,750,000 $7,400,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $17,400,000 14.1% $10,000,000
2014 Saints $10,750,000 $10,750,000 $7,400,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $18,400,000 13.8% $11,000,000
2015 Saints $12,435,714 $12,435,714 $10,000,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $23,800,000 16.6% $19,000,000
2016 Saints $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $16,000,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $17,250,000 11.1% $31,250,000
2017 Saints $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $19,000,000 11.4% $13,000,000
2018 Saints $10,200,000 $13,500,000 $10,500,000 $3,300,000 $0 $0 $24,000,000 13.5% $27,000,000
2019 Saints $11,050,000 $10,500,000 $11,950,000 $0 $0 $33,500,000 17.6% $23,000,000
2020 Saints $0 $10,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $10,500,000 5.3% $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
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Chargers 2005 $615,000 $0
Total$615,000$0

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Passing Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special Comp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRating AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 16 96.3% 0.0%468/65771.2%5476461424110.621864.1111
2012 16 98.8% 0.0%422/67063%517743192696.31550.3151
2013 16 98.6% 0.0%446/65068.6%5162391237104.735521.5362
2014 16 100.0% 0.0%456/65969.2%495233172997.027682.5173
2015 15 93.9% 0.0%428/62768.3%4870321131101.024140.6152
2016 16 100.0% 0.0%471/67370%5208371527101.723200.9254
2017 16 99.5% 0.0%364/50671.9%408922818103.632100.3250
2018 15 93.1% 0.0%364/48974.4%399232517115.731220.7451

Financial Reports

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