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WhoDat!656 07-09-2012 05:27 PM

Saints running out of time with BreesStaggering financial implications if team has to franchise QB again
 
The delay in the Saints getting a long-term deal done with Drew Brees has been one of the most baffling stories of the NFL offseason.

Both sides have until July 16 to carve out such a deal, and I still think that will happen. In fact, I came up with 23.5 million reasons a deal will be struck in the next week. The Saints can't afford to franchise him next year both from the financial and the personnel standpoint.

Unless the Saints plan to release him -- which can't be the case -- the salary-cap impact of a $23.6 million franchise tag in 2013 would be devastating to the franchise, so let's study the numbers.

The cap is only expected to increase from $120.6 million to around $121 million. With one unsigned draft choice, the Saints are already about $3 million over for next year and they have about $2.2 million of room for this season. Franchising Brees again would put the Saints more than $26 million over the cap and give them limited options for next year.

NFL - Saints facing a costly penalty in Drew Brees negotiations - ESPN

Rugby Saint II 07-09-2012 07:53 PM

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73Saint 07-09-2012 07:58 PM

All this does is make me think we Have to sign Brees this year, and franchising him isn't even an option.

Good grief, I'm going to sleep. Wake me up in a week...

saintsfan1976 07-09-2012 08:39 PM

I won't be nervous until 3pm July 16th.

Rugby Saint II 07-11-2012 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 73Saint (Post 417393)
All this does is make me think we Have to sign Brees this year, and franchising him isn't even an option.

Good grief, I'm going to sleep. Wake me up in a week...

YOU CAN SLEEP???;)

Marlboro Man 07-11-2012 11:51 AM

I had heard that the cap next year was supposed to increase substantially. Had goodell screw the sport up that much that he's affected next years cap?

BIGEASY504 07-11-2012 01:54 PM

If Brees is not signed he will screw the Saints cap next your and if that happens than the top brasses need overhaulin!!!!


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