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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; If Brees does this it should shut up a lot of the 'Brees' is the reason the Saints' posts. First of all, I want to make it clear that Brees should not take a pay cut, and the Saints almost ...

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Old 12-30-2014, 08:17 PM   #1
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A win-win contract extension would make sense for Saints, Drew Brees

If Brees does this it should shut up a lot of the 'Brees' is the reason the Saints' posts.

First of all, I want to make it clear that Brees should not take a pay cut, and the Saints almost certainly wonít ask him to.

I absolutely believe Brees is worth those lofty dollar amounts, despite the fact that he turns 36 next month and is coming off a down year with too many costly turnovers.

Brees still gives the Saints their best chance to win going forward and should be able to do so for at least two or three more years. And even if those salaries look a little out of whack, keep in mind that Breesí deal was intentionally back-loaded for salary-cap purposes to provide the Saints some much-needed cap space in previous years. Brees was such a bargain for so long, these next two years could even be considered well-deserved back pay.

However, I will be very interested to see if Brees considers following Bradyís lead and taking less than market value in future years as part of an extension.

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I think this could be a good plan. Although the int's seem to stand out this season, it was only Drew's 5th worst season as a Saint int. wise. DB still has plenty of miles left on him.

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If there was a way to weight interceptions and their timeliness, impact on a game - this was Brees worst season as a Saint...

For Brees, this season was Rocky III and he got Clubberlanged...
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Re: A win-win contract extension would make sense for Saints, Drew Brees

Two of the saddest things I've ever saw in pro football was Johnny Unitas in a San Diego uniform and Joe Namath as a Los Angeles Ram ... Drew ain't there yet and I'll cut him some slack on a rough season behind a porous O/Line ... he did get kinda' "Clubberlanged" though (I'm gonna' use that one, ).
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I agree that this was likely his worst season but I still think a big part
of it was Drew trying to carry the team and not necessarily him being in decline. That seems to be what he does when things aren't going as planned. That's what all ultra competitive people do.
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Re: A win-win contract extension would make sense for Saints, Drew Brees

I fully expect a deal to get done. if not either Drew of the Saints front office is not what i believed them to be,

I would not be surprised if Drew puts two demands on the table

1 stop screwing with the OL
2 Get it fixed NOW
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Re: A win-win contract extension would make sense for Saints, Drew Brees

The eternal salary cap question is 'If you pay a star a ton of money, how can you have enough to pay your support players'? (see Bushrod, Jermon)

My question has always been 'How much is enough'? Brees has earned $125 million in salary alone. He earned $40m in 2012 (as some of us look at the final paycheck of the year, just know that DB was making $109,000 per day)

we will soon learn if Brees wants to win in his final years, or if he wants to fatten the nest egg
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For Brees, this season was Rocky III and he got Clubberlanged...
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Drew will be a FA in 2017. I see them taking care of him this year. 4 year 50 million. Roughly 13 million a year. Frees up cap space and gives him 2 extra years of security. His cap hit this year is 26.4 million. That would free up 13.4 million this year and 14.4 million in 2016. That's a lot to secure our future.
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