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papz 11-17-2011 08:06 AM

Saints and Drew Brees remain far apart in negotiations
The Saints and Drew Brees remain far apart in their contract negotiations, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter, it doesn't look like Brees' deal is going to get done in 2011. The Saints may have to use the franchise tag to freeze Brees while they negotiate further after the season. Regardless, he's a virtual lock to eventually re-up in New Orleans long term.


73Saint 11-17-2011 08:12 AM

I wish I were a fly on the wall when those conversations take place.

poydras 11-17-2011 08:17 AM

Does anyone know what the problem is? What he's worth is pretty much set in stone. He's a Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP winning quarterback of a consistently contending team. His contract should be equal to Peyton, Brady, Rodgers, Eli and Roethlisberger. Is he asking for more than that or are we offering less?

Budsdrinker 11-17-2011 09:01 AM

We have quite a few free agents to sign next year and judging by how close we were to the max salary cap this year (only 2 miliion left) I'm sure we have to do plenty of restructuring of contracts to sign Drew and whom ever else the team wants to keep such as Colston, Nicks, Meachem, Porter and Daniels. With the new CBA the franchise tag isn't worth as much as it used to be so that may not sit well with Drew but I'm confident something will be done by the end of the season.

Srgt. Hulka 11-17-2011 10:56 AM

All I know is that Drew is a "family first" man. He will do whatever it takes to take care and secure his family's future. Even if that includes moving to another team. If we don't pay him, someone else will, and he will take it. He loves New Orleans, but he loved San Diego while he was there, and he will love another city if he goes there. The "powers that be" in the front office better get this figured out and taken care of. We sucked the first 40 years of our existance, partly because of the owners being tight wads and not letting go of the cash it takes to produce a winner. I hope we're not heading back in the same direction.

Michigan_SF 11-17-2011 11:04 AM

The problem might be bigger than the Saints and Brees agreeing to a number.

The problem might be what the other guys (like Nicks) want. Hypothetically, Jahri's contract might have inflated Nicks's expectations.

In other words, it might be some of the other players causing the Saints to be unable to move forward right now.

Waiting until the season is over will help the Saints figure out the non-Brees pieces to what is a difficult puzzle.

Just my take, which is worth what you had to pay for it. 0.

strato 11-17-2011 11:07 AM

Hate to say it..if i was Drew i would break the frikin bank..and if i was the Saints FO ..i would help him bust into that vault...without Drew we would be nowhere ...the man is the Saints

AlaskaSaints 11-17-2011 11:10 AM

The Saints cannot afford to put all the money in one hat. As soon as you do that, your QB goes down injured. See: Manning and Vick.

Either Drew has the character to be paid handsomely, although not the highest paid QB in the league, or he does not.

How much money does a person need? And no, I'm not liberal. A COMPLETE team cannot give all the money to its QB leaving none for other positions.

We see what happens when all you have is a QB; Colts.


SmashMouth 11-17-2011 11:11 AM

Pay Da Man!

Michigan_SF 11-17-2011 11:37 AM

My bye week trolling
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