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The Dude 07-08-2012 12:18 AM

Help me understand this
So if Brees does not sign by the 16th then he cannot sign a long term contract and can only sign the franchise tag? If this is the case what would be the point of him sitting out? I could see him sitting out unless he got the contract he wanted but if the rules say he cannot sign a contract after the July 16th deadline what leverage would holding out have?

Beastmode 07-08-2012 01:52 AM

Are you looking at it hypothetically? He's stated he will not be sitting out.

FinSaint 07-08-2012 03:05 AM

They'll get a long-term deal done just before that deadline and everyone will be happy - except maybe some of the soon to be FAs.

TheOak 07-08-2012 05:51 AM



If a long-term deal isn't reached by July 16, Brees' holdout could continue indefinitely. He could skip training camp and the entire preseason if he chooses, and he would still collect the full $16.371 million if he signs before Week 1 of the regular season. Or he could choose to skip some regular-season games without pay -- perhaps even the entire season.
The deadline to sign Drew Brees to a long-term deal is looming, so what's the holdup, and when will it get done? - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -


In reality... this could go on week by week into the regular season.

Rugby Saint II 07-08-2012 05:34 PM

Drew is going to wearing the black and gold for a long time.......long enough for us to forget all about this hold out. Chill.

TheOak 07-09-2012 06:19 AM

Both are off the table after the 16th. Long term contract and Franchise Tag.

Leaving a one year contract of any number as the only available option...

QBREES9 07-09-2012 09:49 AM

This will all end a week from today.

Mardigras9 07-10-2012 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 417244)
This will all end a week from today.

.....and that can't come soon enough.

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