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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Wednesday was the third day of the waiver period. For many players, that resulted in significant base salaries becoming fully guaranteed. In New Orleans, that happened with quarterback Drew Brees, who enters the fourth season of a five-year deal. Via ...

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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Saints dealing with major jump in Drew Brees’ cap number

Wednesday was the third day of the waiver period. For many players, that resulted in significant base salaries becoming fully guaranteed.

In New Orleans, that happened with quarterback Drew Brees, who enters the fourth season of a five-year deal. Via Mike Tripplett of ESPN.com, the quarterback’s base salary of $18.75 million has become fully guaranteed. And his cap number will skyrocket from $18.4 million in 2014 to $26.4 million in 2015.

With only one year remaining on his contract (and a cap number for 2016 of $27.4 million), a restructuring makes no sense. The Saints will instead need to extend Brees’ contract if they hope to drive down the cap number for the coming season.

Either way, Brees has $38.5 million in cash due over the next two years. Which means that he’ll likely need to have at least $38.5 million fully guaranteed (and paid out over the next two years) as part of any extension.

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He restructures, no problem.

Is there any doubt at all?
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Mike Florio finally found something to write about.
That's top-notch journalism out there. lol
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He'll restructure. His window is closing every year. He knows that and wants another Lombardi or two before retiring a Saint.
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What's funny is we know what is right for our team. Most importantly, so does Drew and he will make the proper adjustments to steer us in the right direction.

What's even funnier are the opposing douche bag haters and wanna - trying to be "salary cap guru's" who think they got it all figured out. Yall know this old hand, Saints are screwed salary cap wise. Here it comes this year to bite them in the ass. They need to trade Drew, yada yada yada.

Listen up haters, doubters, skeptics & douchebags. Yall don't know sh!t and never will. I trust our ownership and leaders of this team. Mostly this is directed towards you Failclowns. While you build your stadium/dome looking like a butthole with piped in fake ass fan noise, we will continue to grow and admire our Lombardi Trophy. That is all ")

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You know he will.
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Re: Saints dealing with major jump in Drew Brees’ cap number

I love how people who know nothing about cap strategy gripe about other people who know nothing about cap strategy. Let's all admit that we don't know exactly what's going on, because no one tells us the truth.

I only know this for sure. We have pushed back salaries for years, and the ugliness of last year doesn't make these guys look like geniuses. I reserve my judgement for now, but I am not real confident in this bunch, currently.
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You know he will.
Unless he want's to retire in two years. He has all those kids at home he want's to spend time with. He may just say "I'm done" in two years.
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come on drew take one for the team. lets get a tom contract done. pick what you want and take that sub 10 million dollar year contract and put it all in ir agreement.
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Unless he want's to retire in two years. He has all those kids at home he want's to spend time with. He may just say "I'm done" in two years.
Don't forget that he recently said he fully intends to play into he 40's because he wanted all of his kids to be old enough to have seen him play and understand what they were watching.
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