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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This could have been a far more nerve-racking offseason for the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees would have been the NFL headliner for the free agent class of 2017. It wouldn't have mattered that he had just turned 38 a ...

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Old 02-16-2017, 09:00 AM   #1
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Drew Brees and the Saints can sit tight for one more year, but then what?



This could have been a far more nerve-racking offseason for the New Orleans Saints.

Drew Brees would have been the NFL headliner for the free agent class of 2017. It wouldn't have mattered that he had just turned 38 a month ago. The guy still plays at an elite level and there's no question teams (cough, Denver, cough) would line up to land Brees.

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Another piece by NOLA.com's drama queen, Larry Holder. Also known for buying into the bounty lies hook, line and sinker.
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Really. Isn't next season enough to worry about?
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Brees isn't going anywhere. We will win the division next year.
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Brees leaves, no worries. Sign Luke McCown for 3 more years, draft Josh Rosen, and spend the left over money on defense.

On a serious note, too early to think about this...
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I could see if we finish under .500 Payton and Allen being let go, then if Brees didn't like the new HC , then becoming a FA or even retiring.
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point 1 - Brees is younger than the last two SB-winning QB's ---it's the new norm
point 2 - we were top 5 (lowest) in sacks allowed, and Brees took every single snap --- we are keeping him upright
point 3 - if we go 7-9 for the 4th straight year I think we'll see a house cleaning, and I'm not sure that will be how Brees wants to end his career
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Brees isn't going anywhere. We will win the division next year.
This year.
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I could see if we finish under .500 Payton and Allen being let go, then if Brees didn't like the new HC , then becoming a FA or even retiring.
First of all, we aren't finishing under .500 unless we suffer a huge batch of injuries again. Secondly, who is going to let Payton go? I'll guarantee you that Loomis or Benson wouldn't. The dynamics are so different than that of most franchises. Benson, and Gayle, both love Payton and Loomis. Probably more than they do certain members of their own family. Name another coach that can have a team go 7-9, 11-5, 7-9, 7-9 and be given a new contract. Payton will only leave when he is ready.
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Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
point 1 - Brees is younger than the last two SB-winning QB's ---it's the new norm
point 2 - we were top 5 (lowest) in sacks allowed, and Brees took every single snap --- we are keeping him upright
point 3 - if we go 7-9 for the 4th straight year I think we'll see a house cleaning, and I'm not sure that will be how Brees wants to end his career
On point 3, what do you define as a house cleaning? The house has been totally cleaned over the past three seasons. Strief, Brees and Evans are the only remaining players. The defense has seen 100 percent turnover.
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