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Brees' Signing Results in Win-Win For Saints and Him
Drew Brees signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday that will keep him under center for the Saints through 2017. Brees, entering his 11th season in New Orleans after spending five years in San Diego, has been productive throughout his Saints' career, throwing 348 of his 428 touchdown passes for the Black and Gold. In 2015, the 37-year-old Brees threw for 4,870 yards and 32 touchdowns. It marked the seventh straight season he had surpassed the 4,000 yard--30 touchdown figures, breaking the record he shared with newly retired Peyton Manning. Since joining the Saints in 2006, Brees has led the NFL in touchdown passes, passing yardage, and 300-yard passing games. He led New Orleans to the 2009 Super Bowl title and was named the game's MVP. He also was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2011. The former Purdue star is a sure bet to enter Canton's NFL Hall of Fame when he decides to hang up his cleats.