According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, unsigned franchise player Drew Brees is seeking 20.3 million yearly from the Saints in his new contract. This report comes one day after ProFootballTalk reported that the Saints were offering 18-19 million per year. It’s good news that the two sides are closer now than they were earlier in the offseason, but guaranteed money is still a sticking point Brees will still not be attending mandatory minicamp next week. The two sides have until July 16th to come to an agreement on a deal. I expect them to get a deal done that pays Brees somewhere between 95-100 million over 5 years with about half of that guaranteed. That would make him the highest paid player in the league.