Back in late March, it was reported that ESPN was trying to snag another NFL quarterback when they made a big offer to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees that will remain on the table whenever he retires.
The figures weren’t released at the time, but now we know just how much they are willing to pay him to join their Monday Night Football broadcast.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post is reporting that the Worldwide leader in sports is reportedly offering Brees around $6.5 million per year, which would be similar compensation to what Jon Gruden was making in his final seasons with ESPN.
That figure would significantly less the reported $14 million per season that ESPN had prepared for Romo if he had hit free agency. To be fair, Romo has been an absolute star since being in the booth, so that figure was necessary for what he was bringing to the network.
As of right now, the network is currently considering Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky for the 2020 season, but nothing is set in stone.
The 41-year-old Brees played in 11 games in 2019 and racked up 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions.
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