Not only that, he has thrown himself into the community and done a lot of good work there. Plus he's been a classy guy, no negative PR. I dare say the value of the franchise has more than doubled since Brees arrived, and had a lot to do with that. Had to believe they originally signed him for 6 years $60 million..even harder to believe the Fins had first shot at him and PASSED. TWICE! Talk about a whifff.
It's well deserved. He's done a lot for that place, and it was a mighty confluence of events that gave Nawlins their SB.
$40m in the first year is a lot but he's worth it.
I think the Saints will be just fine. Brees basically runs that offense, I trust Payton's underlings to carry forward their incredible game-planning. They still have everyone but Meachem from last year on that side of the ball. They are going to score lots of points in the dome and win lots of games, as usual. They are virtually unbeatable at home.
Don't forget that they lost the best Offensive Guard in football evade of Bree's selfish holdout for more money that got him nothing.