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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't blame Brees, Flacco, JayZ, Halle Berry, or anyone for wanting to be paid as much as they can! ************************************************** ******* He fought for a new contract one year ago, and it ended up making him the highest paid ...

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Drew Brees: We make too much money

I don't blame Brees, Flacco, JayZ, Halle Berry, or anyone for wanting to be paid as much as they can!

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He fought for a new contract one year ago, and it ended up making him the highest paid player in the league. But that doesn’t mean that Drew Brees doesn’t have sensibilities. The New Orleans quarterback admitted in an interview with WWL radio, that even he really isn’t deserving of all the money that he makes:

“Yes, we probably do,” Brees recently told WWL radio in New Orleans, via the team’s official website. “Unless you’re finding a cure for cancer or creating world peace, I don’t know if anybody deserves to get that much money. That’s the industry that we’re in. You could probably say the same for actors, actresses and entertainers. We’re in the entertainment industry and business is business and there is a market. The market establishes what you get paid.”

And that final sentence is what is important. NFL teams do very well for themselves, and can afford several multi-million contracts, including one like Brees’ and not see it impact their bottom-line. As long as fan interest continues to grow exponentially, so will the these long-term deals. Which is why Brees wasn’t shocked by the new deal for Joe Flacco:

“It doesn’t surprise me that Joe Flacco jumped me,” Brees said. “I’m sure that, maybe it’s Aaron Rodgers, maybe it’s somebody else, is going leap-frog Joe Flacco and the trend is going to continue in that direction as our game continues to grow and the popularity continues to grow. That doesn’t surprise me.”

It seems absurd to some that athletes make the money that they do, but these same people generally are the ones that perpetuate it by purchasing anything NFL-related.

That being said, the only other thing that can curb the rising contracts is a hard cap by the NFL. Teams have several ways of playing around with teh current cap, by restructuring deals, and giving ridiculous signing bonuses that don’t count against the teams cap number. But the NFL will be hard-pressed to ever get that implemented with how popular the sport continues to be. The NFLPA would never agree to a hard cap.

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Re: Drew Brees: We make too much money

NFL players make what the market dictates.

No one should judge how much is too much in a free world.
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NFL players make what the market dictates.

No one should judge how much is too much in a free world.
Danno.... you make too much $. Quit funding the Bama with all of your $.



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Hold out for the big money, then he says he makes to much.
Some things you should probably just not talk about.
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Hold out for the big money, then he says he makes to much.
Some things you should probably just not talk about.
When you get one last bite at the apple, might as well make it a big one!
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I don't make enough money
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You make too much money brees whilst the rest of us struggle
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An NFL contract is what the market dictates. It is also rarely paid out in its original form; restructuring, injury, getting cut, getting traded, take a cut for the team requests..... It's really not worth the paper it is written on in most cases beyond the signing bonus and first two years.
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No one should judge how much is too much in a free world.
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If we are that angry about how much professional athletes make then we should stop watching the games of the Leagues, stop purchasing the products of the advertisers, and stop going to the games of our teams...

I do get p/o when we blindly overpay for bums and not pay reasonably for players...
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