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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still haven稚 worked out a new contract that would reduce his $30 million cap number for 2016. Publicly, both sides continue to say all the right things. 的知 very confident that it will [get ...

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Old 04-27-2016, 11:19 AM   #1
 
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Drew Brees prefers extension, but is ready to play out current deal

The Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still haven稚 worked out a new contract that would reduce his $30 million cap number for 2016. Publicly, both sides continue to say all the right things.

的知 very confident that it will [get done], Brees told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday.

So what if it doesn稚 get done?

的致e got one year left, so it痴 not the end of the world if it doesn稚 and we play through the year, Brees said. 的 did that back in 2011. I壇 rather not do that.

The difference between 2011 and 2016 is that the Saints would be looking at a franchise tender of $43.2 million to keep Brees around for 2017, which means that the franchise tag most likely would not be applied to Brees. Which makes rumors of the Saints making a play for a guy like Paxton Lynch even more intriguing, since that would place Brees squarely in the Sam Bradford 都top-gap category for the rest of 2016. It痴 territory with which Brees is particularly familiar, given that he was playing for the Chargers when Philip Rivers arrived in 2004 as the fourth overall pick.

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Old 04-27-2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: Drew Brees prefers extension, but is ready to play out current deal

I just don't see Loomis and Co treating Brees the same way San Diego did but I will say that Brees time in NO is coming to an end sooner rather than later
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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I just don't see Loomis and Co treating Brees the same way San Diego did but I will say that Brees time in NO is coming to an end sooner rather than later
And when Brees does leave the Saints, fans will be wringing their hands like a bleeding heart liberal and saying the Saints should have paid Brees what he wanted.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:56 AM   #4
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I just don't see any QB in this draft being the answer especially when the first and second will already be gone. I say pay the man . He still has two to three years easily. If we get shored up on all the other positions it will make a Young QB transition a lot easier. Give a young QB the same situation Brees has had the last few seasons and he might get killed on the field. At the very least his confidence will be lost forever aka Tim Couch.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:12 PM   #5
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I disagree; a mobile quarterback would be okay in our current offense. Drew is still one of the lesser sacked qbs in the league.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: Drew Brees prefers extension, but is ready to play out current deal

Drew doesn't want to play his contract out. The last time he played the final year of a contract he got injured and almost no one wanted him then. Thank God!

He was holding out looking for the big contract and it bit him in the arse when he got injured. I don't see him going that route again. Besides, he needs to retire a Saint if for no other reason than the endorsement contracts. Who's going to recognize him wearing a Browns jersey?

I doubt he wants to shake up his happy little family moving to a new location. He probably doesn't want to live in an empty apartment away from his family either. He is going to want every penny possible to provide for his family and I understand that. So, he needs to sign a reasonable extension and sign a few more endorsement contracts as well.

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Old 04-27-2016, 02:23 PM   #7
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All this is doing is making outsiders think we are going to draft Lynch. How can we honestly be contenders next year when you have all this drama with Drew? This contact complication also does not help the rest of the team. Everyone needs to get on the same page.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:23 PM   #8
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All this is doing is making outsiders think we are going to draft Lynch. How can we honestly be contenders next year when you have all this drama with Drew? This contact complication also does not help the rest of the team. Everyone needs to get on the same page.
Who knows? Maybe Drew, Sean and Mick are all doing this together. I mean would it be so hard to believe that they're literally just throwing stuff out there and acting like they're interested in a QB in this draft so they can move up or down? For all we know, Drew's already agreed to a deal but everyone is playing games as a smoke screen for draft day. I wouldn't put it past Sean...lol.

They're probably all just sitting back laughing at the idea that the media is pumping up hype about them drafting a QB so they can mind ninja the other teams on draft day. Lol. That'd be hilarious!
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:36 PM   #9
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I have one thing to say.......Drew will retire a Saint.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:05 PM   #10
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Who knows? Maybe Drew, Sean and Mick are all doing this together. I mean would it be so hard to believe that they're literally just throwing stuff out there and acting like they're interested in a QB in this draft so they can move up or down? For all we know, Drew's already agreed to a deal but everyone is playing games as a smoke screen for draft day. I wouldn't put it past Sean...lol.

They're probably all just sitting back laughing at the idea that the media is pumping up hype about them drafting a QB so they can mind ninja the other teams on draft day. Lol. That'd be hilarious!
Amen

this is a smoke screen. They are lining up players and not wanting to show their hands.

The media has been trying to bury the Saints and say Brees is too old, too short and washed up for years

I hope Sean and Mickey trade down - get quality defensive players in a draft loaded with them

last year we got some lb core
this year we need secondary and dt and right tackle

hope Sean doesn't chase a high draft pick QB or WR
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