According to the Times-Picayune, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will now get his own sandwich, fast-food restaurant.

It is the popular Jimmy John's brand and now the All-Pro will be having his very own. New Orleans City Council approved of Brees getting it.

“I’m a member of the Uptown community,” Brees told the council in asking for approval. “In fact, I live six blocks from the Maple Street business district. I’m very proud of that community. I’m proud to live there, and I certainly love it.

“And while I hope we have a wildly successful business on Maple Street, what is more important to me is that we become a very respectful community partner.”

Brees needed to go through City Council to get his restaurant because it is located into area-zoned businesses. Brees' attorney then helped Brees get the Jimmy John's restaurant, saying that it could be a neighborhood restaurant.

It will be Brees' second Jimmy John's restaurant after buying another one back in September.

Now with all of this, Brees can go ahead and sign his new contract. The Saints recently offered him a new one on Thursday. We'll see if he gets a deal with his actual team soon.

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