There was never much doubt quarterback Drew Brees would stay with the New Orleans Saints for at least one more year, but the team sure cut it close. With just a day to spare until free agency, the Saints got the deal done and signed Brees to a new contract worth $50 million over two years, according to Ian Rapoport. The deal includes $27 million guaranteed.
The Saints’ improved supporting cast meant Brees didn’t have to carry the load, as usual. He still had an outstanding year even with less gaudy stats 锟斤拷 his 4,344 passing yards were his fewest since 2005, and 23 touchdown passes was his lowest mark since an injury-shortened 2003. Yet Brees himself wasn’t any less efficient, as he threw just eight interceptions and set Jared Goff Womens Jersey the single-season record with a 72 percent completion rate.
Brees hasn’t lost a step despite turning 39 years old in January, and after locking him down to a new contract, the Saints can address roster needs elsewhere while trying to get the future Hall of Famer his second Super Bowl ring.
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Now he’ll be the steady presence at left tackle the Giants need 锟斤拷 or a hog molly as Dave Gettleman likes to call them.
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He gives the Giants one of the best left tackles in the league. That’s something Gettleman wanted, and addressed at his opening press conference. We’ve got to fix the o-line, let’s be honest. Let’s not kid each other, Gettleman said. Big men allow you to compete and that’s what we’ve got to fix.
Solder was a key piece on the Patriots’ offensive line that finished the year ranked third in the league, according to Pro Football Focus’ metrics. Solder is a dominant run blocker, which is good news for their running backs. He’s durable, having missed significant time only once in his career. That was 2015, when Solder landed on injured reserve with a torn tricep.