Drew Brees is the $100 million man. The quarterback for the New Orleans Saints forged the most lucrative deal in NFL history this morning—no player has ever averaged $20 million per year. His contract will pay him $100 million over five years, including a first-year fully guaranteed payout of $40 million, reports ESPN.
In six seasons with the Saints, Brees has set the all-time single-season passing record and led the team to its only Super Bowl victory. "I love my organization, team, and the city of New Orleans," Brees told ESPN. "Now I need to go earn it." For more on the contract, head over to Bleacher Report. (Read more Drew Brees stories.)