The Saints are expected to reward QB Drew Brees for his stellar play later this year with a contract extension, according to an ESPN report.
Brees led the league in touchdown passes (34) and set a league record for completion percentage (70.6) this season, but he was only the 17th-highest paid QB in the league. His current deal expires after the 2011 season.
GM Mickey Loomis is apparently ready to bring Brees' salary in line with some of the highest-paid players at the position, although contract talks between the two sides have yet to begin.
ESPN reports that the Saints considered renegotiating Brees' deal last offseason, but decided to wait. With the Saints one win away from a championship, Brees' price is only growing higher. He has said repeatedly that he would like to finish his career in New Orleans.
The ninth-year veteran signed a six-year, $60 million deal when he joined the Saints before the 2006 season.