It looks like it truly is a new year in New Orleans, where a cloud seemed to hang over the Saints all of last season -- and most of last offseason.
But the outlook suddenly is a lot more positive. On the same day the team officially announced coach Sean Payton’s contract extension was finalized, Drew Brees announced, on his Twitter account, that he’s going to the Pro Bowl.
Brees initially wasn’t selected to the Pro Bowl. But he obviously was a first alternate and the injury to Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III means Brees will be going to Hawaii.