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Old 12-08-2004, 04:00 PM   #11
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for giving me my props. San Diego has plenty of cap and have been working to clear more, they were going to have over 20 million so there is going to be room for him. All you had to do was read the signs and let common sense prevail... You don\'t get rid of a QB who is winning plain and simple. Number one on the bench or not, as long as you have chemistry going you don\'t mess with it and ya get a great back up plan in this day in age when qb\'s are a preimium.

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To think how much I was getting blasted on that one... When you need some insight, you know who to holla at. LOL. Its all good no hard feelings.

[Edited on 8/12/2004 by Euphoria]

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Old 12-08-2004, 04:38 PM   #12
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http://www.nfl.com/freeagency/qa

The franchise tag requires the club to pay the player the average of the top 5 salaries at the position or 120% of last year\'s salary, whichever is highest.

If the club is willing to entertain offers from other teams (as the Chargers certainly must), then they have the right of first refusal. They can match any offer for the player. If the club chooses not to match the offer made for the player, then they get 2 first round draft choices in return.

2 first rounds plus a lot of money doesn\'t seem like a bargain to me. I don\'t think Brees is worth that much. But I also have no doubt that some team will be happy to give that for him. My fear with Brees is that he would be to QB\'s what Nick Saban is to coaches: a flash in the pan.
But I thought it was possible to remove the franchise tag at any point, if a team feels it can work a deal with Brees and another team. I remember rumors to that with Darren Howard and Charles Woodson. So they can either work out a deal or keep him franchised.
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:59 PM   #13
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Well you really shouldn\'t look at Brees as a Hall of Fame type QB but you should look at him as the perfect fit for the right team at the right time. Brees just seems to be the right QB at the right time and damn, looky here its pay day -pay up! Also this francising thing is just a last resort, they could work out a contract that would be beneficial to all parties. There are to many things that can happen contract wise...

Brees could get hurt next year and then the back up steps in and wins then you can move Brees if ya want but until Brees or the team falls flat on there face, its Brees job to lose.

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Old 12-09-2004, 04:44 PM   #14
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if they give him the franchise tag, they have to pay him top 5 qb money..... will they really do that with philip with a 41 million dollar contract?
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:53 PM   #15
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Props to E, good call. I really think if Brees had a year like this two years in a row, I would be more apt to agree with trying to grab him, but I think we should trade Brooks for a number one and take the highest rated QB with our first pick, LB with our 2nd pick in the first round and the best D Lineman available with our second round pick. I think the biggest problem though is Hazlett and I don\'t think it would hurt to start rebuilding now and cut him lose. Start building for next year, why wait the fans are ready for next year already.

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Heya all.

Thanks for the info!

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