Drew Brees seals $100 million deal

Drew Brees and the Saints reached a deal on par with the quarterback's record-setting play. The team announced July 13 that it had agreed to a five-year contract with Brees, allegedly for $100 million, with $60 million guaranteed. (AP)

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2011, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass and breaking the NFL single-season record for passing yardage, held by Dan Marino, in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2011, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass and breaking the NFL single-season record for passing yardage, held by Dan Marino, in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2011, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass and breaking the NFL single-season record for passing yardage, held by Dan Marino, in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions in New Orleans. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions in New Orleans. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions in New Orleans. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Saints' 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Saints' 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Saints' 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, right, and Brittany Brees arrive at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, right, and Brittany Brees arrive at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, right, and Brittany Brees arrive at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees rolls out to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of an NFL divisional playoff football game in San Francisco. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees rolls out to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of an NFL divisional playoff football game in San Francisco. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees rolls out to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of an NFL divisional playoff football game in San Francisco. Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, on Friday, July 13, 2012, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In thie Feb. 7, 2010 file photo New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami. The Saints won 31-17. After years of scorn from their fans, the Saints finally became Super Bowl champions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
FILE - In thie Feb. 7, 2010 file photo New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami. The Saints won 31-17. After years of scorn from their fans, the Saints finally became Super Bowl champions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
FILE - In thie Feb. 7, 2010 file photo New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami. The Saints won 31-17. After years of scorn from their fans, the Saints finally became Super Bowl champions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees accepts the award for record-breaking performance at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees accepts the award for record-breaking performance at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees accepts the award for record-breaking performance at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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