On March 14, 2006 the New Orleans Saints signed quarterback Drew Brees.
The contract was a six year, $60 million deal that included a $8 million signing bonus.
Brees injured his throwing shoulder in his final game with the San Diego Chargers in the 2005 sason.
He underwent surgery and felt that New Orleans was the best team to give him a second chance.
"I just felt that energy in New Orleans," Brees said."From the very beginning there was a genuine feeling that they wanted me there. They believe I can come back from this shoulder injury and lead them to a championship. They were as confident as I am, and that meant a lot."
Brees would need about four to five months to be ready to play again.