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Brees talks Super Bowl win, contract situation

Big game MVP discusses life after winning the championship. Joe Fortenbaugh

Print This February 12, 2010, 12:40 PM EST
Drew Brees talks with Joe Fortenbaugh about what life is like after winning the Super Bowl.

Ah, the life of a Super Bowl MVP.

It’s one I have nothing in common with.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been a busy man since being named Super Bowl XLIV MVP after knocking off the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Miami just five days ago.

There was the MVP parade at Disney World, the Super Bowl parade in New Orleans, talk show appearances with David Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres, phone calls from President Obama and Friday’s interview -- with his wife and son -- in Chicago with Oprah.

Meanwhile, I’m shoveling snow.

Jokes aside, we had a chance to catch up with Brees on Thursday evening for a podcast at the National Football Post in which he discussed, among other things, the Tracy Porter interception, what the city of New Orleans has been like since the win and his current contract situation.

Rumors have been circulating that the Saints and Brees plan on locking down a much-deserved extension. After all, he just won the Super Bowl and, based on average salary per year, is currently the 14th highest-paid quarterback in the league.

When asked about rumors that he and the Saints have been working on a new deal and whether any progress has been made, Brees said: “No, that’s, you know, I think rumors are flying, and I don’t know how they get started, but we’re just trying to enjoy this victory for a while and we’ll worry about all that stuff later.”

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