The 5 Biggest Takeaways From Our First Sunday Of The NFL Season

3. Drew Brees Deserved His Contract Extension

The New Orleans Saints may have lost the game, but it wasn’t because of the offense. There were questions about Drew Brees’ contract extension, which included a $30 million signing bonus and $44 million in guarantees, but Brees answered skeptics with a brilliant 423-yard, 4-touchdown showing. The defense won’t be doing Brees and the Saints any favors, so look for the 37 year-old to lead the league in passing once again.

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