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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; As Iím sure most of you are by now aware Drew Brees hasnít had any kind of contract talks with the Saints in about 3 months. This is on the surface a very curious announcement as Brees is a free ...

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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Why Drew Brees and the Saints are both doing the right thing

As Iím sure most of you are by now aware Drew Brees hasnít had any kind of contract talks with the Saints in about 3 months. This is on the surface a very curious announcement as Brees is a free agent after this season, and his franchise tag will carry over 40 MILLION dollars behind it. You would think that the absolute highest priority for the Saints is to keep the greatest player in franchise history under contract until the wheels fall off. The Saints obviously disagree (or at least arenít showing the public urgency that the fan base believes they should). Thatís just it though, who is right here? Is it the fans? Drew? or the Saints? Well, try this on for size, ALL THREE of them are handling things the right way. Iím not straddling the fence here either, I really mean that. Each group has a different perspective and different priorities that take precedent, and each group is acting in accordance with those values. That is why I believe all 3 are going through the process the way they should be right now, letís take a look at things from each groups perspective before I give my own opinion.

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Old 07-24-2016, 01:07 PM   #2
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Re: Why Drew Brees and the Saints are both doing the right thing

Couldn't have said it any better myself. It puts the Saints in a tough pickle because it's likely that the market for Brees is actually too rich for them.

But considering that Brees' cap hit is already $30 million for 2016 and that the top QB market is in the $23-$24 million range, the Saints will probably have to up the guaranteed money in exchange for a lower salary and years. Think along the lines of $65-$70 million for 3 years, all guaranteed.

It all depends on if the Saints thinks the window is still open in the next 3 years. If not, then next year then frankly the team will have to go back to the drawing board.

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Old 07-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #3
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Skip that. You can sign a bunch of idiots and cut them and still pay them? If one person on this team has earned it , its Brees. PAY THAT CAT.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #5
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Honestly, I'm not even worried. Things will work itself out. Its the slow time of sports info so a story must be fabricated.
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Same here. A deal will get done.
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