Brees was asked whether he thought the 26-year-old was worth that massive contract, which makes him the highest-paid receiver in terms of annual salary in NFL history.
"Obviously it was a lot of money, prices keep going up, but that's what the market demanded," Brees added. "That's a separate conversation."
Brees is no stranger to what the market demands. The future Hall of Fame quarterback has made $242.133 million in his career, per Over The Cap, and has consistently been paid among the top players in the league since the start of the decade.
The best news for Brees is that his star receiver and most vital target is signed, happy, and ready to chase a Lombardi Trophy.