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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ScottF When Brees had the prolonged negotiations and got the big payday we lost a key o-lineman. Last time he took a team-friendly salary, and now we are in good shape financially, and of course as a ...

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Old 01-05-2018, 09:37 AM   #11
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When Brees had the prolonged negotiations and got the big payday we lost a key o-lineman. Last time he took a team-friendly salary, and now we are in good shape financially, and of course as a team.

No one can begrudge anyone for going for what they feel they're worth. However , as a middle class earner, it's fair to ask, 'how much more does he need?'
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If the Saints didn't pay Brees, another team would have.
...and nothing has changed since then. The bottom line is that if the Saints wants Brees to continue, then they will negotiate with Brees' squad whatever it takes to get him to stay.

But burningmetal seems to be saying we need to get another QB in here and that Brees is no longer elite. I (like most here) are really trying to figure out who's house exactly do you plan to back to money truck to replace Brees. I posit that short of literally breaking the bank to get Garroppolo to sign, that none of the other free agents are worth the potential cost. By breaking the bank I mean 2 1st round picks to pry him away from the 49ers and then a long term contract for more than $30 million average.

The grass may be greener, but there's a reason that a $500,000 lawn costs that much.

The smarter path is to draft and train the replacement while continuing to award Brees short term cash contracts until he decided to bring his cleats to the HOF. In short, exactly the same contract as the last one with whatever raise Brees is willing to work with.

Finally let's not forget that Payton has been quoted saying the eventual replacement is already in the building. So it'll be interesting to see what happens with Taysom Hill in the preseason moving into 2018.

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Old 01-05-2018, 09:50 AM   #12
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you can not win when a player sucks up too much of the cap.
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Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL View Post
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The smarter path is to draft and train the replacement while continuing to award Brees short term cash contracts until he decided to bring his cleats to the HOF. In short, exactly the same contract as the last one with whatever raise Brees is willing to work with.

Finally let's not forget that Payton has been quoted saying the eventual replacement is already in the building. So it'll be interesting to see what happens with Taysom Hill in the preseason moving into 2018.

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This is the the year of the quarterback draft-wise: Rosen, Darnold, Mayfield, Jackson, Rudolph, et al. And what happens to Bridgewater, Bradford, Brissett, Cousins, and to a lesser degree Savage, Glennon, Hundley, and Foles? Should be interesting.

Maybe Hill can play- he certainly has the grit and heart.
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you can not win when a player sucks up too much of the cap.
The Saints are $18 million in for Brees against the cap whether or not he's on the team or not in 2018. So while there is the issue of the cap, Brees' cost now for 2018 is only the marginal spending over $18 million. And restructuring can lower that number for Brees. But it cannot be lowered for anyone else.

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:34 AM   #15
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The Saints will be blessed to have another QB remotely in his realm in our lifetime. The 49ers and Packers are the only teams that had this work out (Chargers?). Luck is still iffy. You keep an elite QB, period.
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It's easy to see how he earns his money. He makes smart decisions and gets the team places they would never be without him.
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
you can not win when a player sucks up too much of the cap.
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you can not win when a player sucks up too much of the cap.
The overall cap is growing at a greater rate than is Brees' salary. His percentage of cap is getting smaller and smaller. That said, average QB's (which most likely cannot lead a team to the championship) are now garnering more than Brees has been getting.
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Isn't Carr the highest paid QB?
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Isn't Carr the highest paid QB?
Nope. Stafford.

Note that both are currently not in the playoffs...

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