Drew Brees

Quarterback

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $22,700,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 11.93%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $23,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 11.90%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.01
  • Total Contract Value: $50,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $25,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 12/107 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.

On March 12, 2019 Brees converted $16.2 million to a signing bonus. The move created $10.8 million in cap space for the Saints in 2019 and deferred $10.8 million to 2020 and 2021, both of which will void at the end of the 2019 league year.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201839$10,200,000$10,500,000$3,300,000$13,500,000$24,000,00013.5%
2019 📝
March 15: $11.95 million roster bonus due
40$6,800,000$15,900,000$0$0$22,700,00012.1%
2020 📝
March 18: 2020 contract year voids
41$0$15,900,000$0$0$15,900,0008.0%
202142$0$5,400,000$0$0$5,400,000--
Total$17,000,000$47,700,000$3,300,000$13,500,000$68,000,000
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Career Earnings: $242,133,000
Career APY: $13,451,833
Potential Earnings: $248,933,000
Total Guarantees: $109,173,000
Largest Cash Payment: $40,000,000 (2012)
Largest Cap Hit: $24,000,000 (2018)

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
SaintsUFAActive20182$50,000,000$25,000,000$27,000,000$43,200,00086.4%$43,200,000
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%
Saints13$227,450,000$17,496,154$190,250,0000.0%$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$17,400,00014.1%$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$23,800,00016.6%$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$19,000,00011.4%$13,000,000
2018Saints$10,200,000$10,500,000$3,300,000$0$0$13,500,000$24,000,00013.5%$27,000,000
2019Saints$6,800,000$15,900,000$0$0$0$0$22,700,00012.1%$23,000,000
2020Saints$0$15,900,000$0$0$0$0$15,900,0008.0%$0
2021Saints$0$5,400,000$0$0$0$0$5,400,000--$0
Total$106,465,214$133,838,500$3,300,000$2,100,000$1,500,000$71,513,714$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
20181593.1%0.0%364/48974.4%399232517115.731220.7451
2019257.3%0.0%35/4872.9%40822194.8000.0000

Financial Reports

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