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Boutte 02-02-2014 03:04 PM

Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
Every thread that mentions Brees is guaranteed to include several posts that blame him for future failures because he makes too much for the team to be able to afford Super Bowl level talent elsewhere.

So lets see what the general consensus is. Should Drew play for less money even though there are lesser QBs making more than him.

WhoDat!656 02-02-2014 03:06 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
If the Saints didn't pay him another team would!

|Mitch| 02-02-2014 03:13 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
I feel no athlete is worth 20 million a year, but sadly that's where the NFL is at these days...

Just think of the team we would have if Drew was capped at say 11 million a year? :bng:

bobdog86 02-02-2014 03:14 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
Can't blame the system, if I was asked to work for less at my current job, I'd start my job w/ the competition the next day. Cuz, they'd pay me. As long as all 32 teams have the same rules, then it is, what it is. Always someone willing to pay more,,,,,as long as you have value. And RIP Phillip S-Hoffman, bad news…..drugs are bad.

Utah_Saint 02-02-2014 03:19 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
To me, the question isn't that simple.

Just my opinion, but Drew deserves his contract, it is fair market value and more than half the league would be tripping over themselves to make offers if the Saints didn't. The Saints built their offense around his talents.

That being said, his contract does reduce the amount of money the team has to spend on other players and when one player receives 1/6 of the total salary for a 53 man roster, that player will always be brought up when discussing free agent possibilities. I even pointed out the irony of Drew dancing on the desk saying he wanted Jimmy back, when the issue is how much can we spend on him.

RailBoss 02-02-2014 03:32 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
Drew has earned his contract I don't think you can question that.
The only way I can see him restructuring his contract is voluntarily
for whatever reasons he decides.

TheOak 02-02-2014 03:36 PM

Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
Market price is market price. It is set by those that pay market price, not by those that can't afford it. Lobster and QBs are not too different in that respect.

Just like that lobster some people choke and b**** when they see the price, and have the hamburger steak; some people pay and eat lobster. Because the market is not flooded with lobster they will all be bought and consumed regardless of how you feel about it's price.


Price, value, and cost are rarely the same dollar figure.

Drew will be paid $18-$20m/year by someone. I'd prefer to not face him any week of the season.


Anyone here going to give his boss back 20% on Monday?

WhoDat!656 02-02-2014 03:51 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Utah_Saint (Post 576663)
To me, the question isn't that simple.

Just my opinion, but Drew deserves his contract, it is fair market value and more than half the league would be tripping over themselves to make offers if the Saints didn't. The Saints built their offense around his talents.

That being said, his contract does reduce the amount of money the team has to spend on other players and when one player receives 1/6 of the total salary for a 53 man roster, that player will always be brought up when discussing free agent possibilities. I even pointed out the irony of Drew dancing on the desk saying he wanted Jimmy back, when the issue is how much can we spend on him.

Why don't you feel that Brees deserves his contract?

Utah_Saint 02-02-2014 04:23 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 (Post 576669)
Why don't you feel that Brees deserves his contract?

I do think he deserves it.

Schmohams 02-02-2014 04:27 PM

Re: Should Drew Play for Less $$ ?
 
I'm not saying he should... But if he was willing to give money back then i'd have to raise my respect meter to fit him in there.


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