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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't see how much more the team can do to be fair, we have offered him the highest contract in the league 3 times and he's still filing a grievance about the franchise tag, which makes me think he ...

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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Has brees rejected our offer then?

I don't see how much more the team can do to be fair, we have offered him the highest contract in the league 3 times and he's still filing a grievance about the franchise tag, which makes me think he still doesn't like the contract we have offered

All we heard for a couple days was drew signing is very soon, does anyone know what happened to the deal we just offered

Getting really sick of this to be honest!
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:23 AM   #2
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I think we see a deal soon after the hearing he has on his franchise tag status - not before.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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Read my response here.
http://blackandgold.com/saints/44589...tml#post412220 (Do you think the Saints may have been weighing the option of parting ways with Brees?)
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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No worries, seriously... Drew & his agent are not asking an unreasonable amount when you consider his status among other top QBs. There's the franchise tag ruling (if you ask me Drew can't win that). After that its all about getting market value. When Saints fans start calling him greedy, I say, think about what he's done for our franchise... Now compare that to every Saints QB prior to him...

I know we feel he should take a "hometown" discount, which would help the team sign or resign others. But Drew has been on the other end of that. If he gets injured, he doesn't get paid and then he gets replaced. And I love my Saints, but they would cut him in a heartbeat to keep winning.

The only problem there is, the Chargers drafted Rivers. There's no telling who we'd get. Another sea of Aaron Brooks & Billy Joes... Good god that's scary.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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I believe they are just working out the structure and wording of the contract, all be it at a snails pace, so no worries on it. Thus I don't think is a matter of rejecting, just rewording.


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I think we see a deal soon after the hearing he has on his franchise tag status - not before.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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I know we feel he should take a "hometown" discount, which would help the team sign or resign others. But Drew has been on the other end of that.
Drew has been on home town discount since 2009. 2006/2007/2008 were risk management for a QB coming off of shoulder surgery.. Since winning the Super Bowl, he has proven his shoulder is not an issue and been playing for less than 7.5m a year.

Drews previous contract:
2006: 1,900,000
2007: 2,800,000
2008: 4,800,000
2009: 4,487,500
2010: 6,489,000
2011: 7,393,500
Signing Bonus: $8 million
$20 million guaranteed
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #7
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Probably won't happen until after the hearing. The hearing is about the Franchise rules and I'm sure he's wanting to get that cleared up for everyone before he signs.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by 4thqtrsaint View Post
When Saints fans start calling him greedy, I say, think about what he's done for our franchise... Now compare that to every Saints QB prior to him...

Agreed, but that's not a one way street either. Think about what the Saints have done for Brees' career - SB, ML, TB, and the rest of the power figures.

As I'm sure that there are many teams jumping at the chance to get Brees to be their QB, I'm also sure that there are many QBs out there hoping they'd be lucky enough to be the starter for the Saints.

All I'm saying is that it would seem very beneficial for both sides to reach an agreement, because the two sides can for sure succeed together or risk trying to emulate the past success with an alternative partner.

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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That's the life in the NFL... What you "did" does not mean a whole lot unless it is a desperate team... Players and teams alike have the "what can you do for me now and tomorrow" mentality.

Its a business, not a love affair, marriage, or friendship.
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Or maybe he'll sign then tank; like every other overpaid quarterback in the league.

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