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Brees: No talks about contract yet

Verizon #Minute50 Winners Catch 50-Yard Pass From Drew Brees

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 03: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass to a Verizon #Minute50 winner at Kezar Stadium on February 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Verizon)

Mike Windle

Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said last month that the team will “figure out how we’re going to handle” quarterback Drew Brees’ contract, which currently carries a $30 million cap charge for the 2016 season.

It’s the final year of Brees’ contract with the Saints, which would make an extension the likeliest route to lessening the cap burden in the near term while almost certainly ensuring that Brees will remain with New Orleans for the rest of his career. At this point, though, Brees says there haven’t been any talks with the team about his contract.

“If conversations are to be had, they haven’t happened yet,” Brees said to ESPN, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “But when they do that will be between us, and then we’ll kind of announce that, and everybody will find out at the same time.”

Free agency opens a little more than a month after the Super Bowl and getting something done before then would be a help to the Saints as they try to add more talent to a team that’s missed the playoffs in three of the last four seasons.