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Bradley Handwerger reports the following quotes from Sean Payton on Drew Brees' deal:

'Credit Mickey (Loomis) and Tom Condon for working hard on it and for Drew. I know the club is excited.'

'It's great to see what he has done here in six years and get rewarded. He has got a lot of good football left. ... He has been durable and works extremely hard at it. He's one of those players not affected by the outside things.Some of that is the money, the awards. Those are important. But I think he's driven in such a unique way.'

GMMickey Loomis offered a statement throughTwitter:

'What Drew has accomplished in his time with the Saints, he deserves to be the highest paid player in the league,' said Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. 'We are excited to have this deal done and behind us and look forward to the next five years with Drew as our QB.'

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