Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/13/12
The New Orleans Saints have had an NFL offseason unlike any other team in league history. There has been damning audio revealing the worst that a locker-room speech can offer, damaging fines and suspensions to players, staff and front office personnel, and enough footage of a newly single, exiled head coach dancing in the Bahamas to keep TMZ busy for weeks. But all of that -- the Jonathan Vilma suspension, the public relations fiascos, the lengthy court appeals and breathless media coverage -- would have taken a distant backseat in the form of the "bad news" had Drew Brees' long-term deal not gotten done this summer. Well, it did. And the deal -- which is the first morsel of positivity in what has been a hellish few months -- is what was priority A, B, C, D and E for the Saints' front office brass this offseason. Brees's new contract is worth a reported $100 million for the next five years, including $40 million in the first year, and a total of $60 million guaranteed for the f...
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