Drew Brees Contract Details, Salary Cap Charges, Bonus Money, and Contract History | Over The Cap

Drew Brees

Quarterback

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $24,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 13.69%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $27,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 15.23%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.13
  • Total Contract Value: $50,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $25,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/57 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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Contract History

Career Earnings: $212,433,000
Years: 17
Career APY: $12,496,059
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 %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2001Chargers$320,000$307,500$0$0$0$627,5000.9%
2002Chargers$400,000$307,500$0$0$0$707,5001.0%
2003Chargers$980,000$307,500$0$0$1,000,000$2,287,5003.0%
2004Chargers$1,560,000$307,500$0$0$500,000$2,367,5002.9%
2005Chargers$8,078,000 $8,078,000$0$0$0$0$8,078,0009.4%
2006Saints$1,900,000$4,000,000$0$100,000$0$6,000,0005.9%
2007Saints$2,800,000$4,000,000$0$200,000$0$7,000,0006.4%
2008Saints$4,800,000$4,000,000$0$200,000$0$9,000,0007.8%
2009Saints$4,800,000$5,660,400$0$200,000$0$10,660,4008.7%
2010Saints$6,498,000$5,660,400$0$200,000$0$12,358,400--
2011Saints$7,393,500$7,387,700$0$200,000$0$14,981,20012.5%
2012Saints$3,000,000 $3,000,000$7,400,000$0$0$0$10,400,0008.6%
2013Saints$9,750,000 $9,750,000$7,400,000$0$250,000$0$17,400,00014.1%
2014Saints$10,750,000 $10,750,000$7,400,000$0$250,000$0$18,400,00013.8%
2015Saints$12,435,714 $12,435,714$10,000,000$0$250,000$0$23,800,00016.6%
2016Saints$1,000,000 $1,000,000$16,000,000$0$250,000$0$17,250,00011.1%
2017Saints$13,000,000 $13,000,000$6,000,000$0$0$0$19,000,00011.4%
2018Saints$10,200,000 $13,500,000$10,500,000$3,300,000$0$0$24,000,00013.5%
2019Saints$11,050,000$10,500,000$11,950,000$0$0$33,500,00017.6%
2020Saints$0$10,500,000$0$0$0$10,500,0005.3%
Total$110,715,214$117,638,500$15,250,000$2,100,000$1,500,000$248,318,000 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Chargers2005$615,000$0
Total$615,000$0

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
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

Financial Reports

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