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Old 03-13-2018, 10:37 AM   #11
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:39 AM   #12
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Winning and making the playoffs last year was critical to renewing with Brees. As was last year's draft and the success of Kamara and Lattimore. There's a reason to keep the window open and try to win now. If Saints had finished with 6 or 7 wins it would have been a different story.
Brees was re-signing with the Saints regardless of whether the Saints won 11 games or zero games. He has said all along that he plans to play well into his forties and with all of those years being with the Saints. He said this for years and I for one believe him as he has never done anything for me NOT to believe what he says.
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They were discussing that fact earlier on NFL Network. They were saying that the next Saints QB may already be in the house.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:53 AM   #16
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Talked more with Saints QB Drew Brees about his new deal: “There was no doubt in our minds, I think both myself and the Saints, that we were gonna get a deal done. It was just a matter of what was the most fair deal for me and for the team to put us in the best position to succeed in the near future.” Brees said he would be “lying” if he didn’t admit it’s hard to decide between taking max value and keep raising the bar for other players (especially as a former NFLPA leader). “But for me this was about putting our team in the best position to go win a championship in the next few years.” And he practically apologized to agent Tom Condon for not allowing him to max out his value – which certainly would have been more on the open market.


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Does this sound like someone that is in his last season. He said "next few years" meaning he plans to keep playing for a "few more years" at least.
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Talked more with Saints QB Drew Brees about his new deal: “There was no doubt in our minds, I think both myself and the Saints, that we were gonna get a deal done. It was just a matter of what was the most fair deal for me and for the team to put us in the best position to succeed in the near future.” Brees said he would be “lying” if he didn’t admit it’s hard to decide between taking max value and keep raising the bar for other players (especially as a former NFLPA leader). “But for me this was about putting our team in the best position to go win a championship in the next few years.” And he practically apologized to agent Tom Condon for not allowing him to max out his value – which certainly would have been more on the open market.


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Does this sound like someone that is in his last season. He said "next few years" meaning he plans to keep playing for a "few more years" at least.
It may allow for this...

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So where does that leave us when it comes to the cap?

Seems like a good deal. Like I said in a thread a while back, when is enough money enough and when doesn winning another Championship matter more. I think we just got an answer.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:07 AM   #19
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So where does that leave us when it comes to the cap?
Won't know until the details come out, but we aren't close to the cap and still have more contracts that can be restructured and roster bonuses that can be converted to signing bonuses that can open up many more millions. Cap is not an issue at all.
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Drew Brees agrees to re-sign with Saints on two-year, $50M deal

Drew Brees agrees to re-sign with Saints on two-year, $50M deal



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Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a new two-year deal worth $50 million, a source confirmed to ESPN, keeping the future Hall of Famer off the free-agent market as expected.

The deal includes $27 million guaranteed. The news was first reported by NFL Network.

Brees' deal will be written as a two-year deal, but in actuality it will be a one-year deal with a team option after the first year, he confirmed to ESPN. It also will include a no-trade clause, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, virtually ensuring that Brees finishes his career in New Orleans.

"I think that provides certainly the team with the most flexibility when it comes to being able to anticipate the future and the ability to acquire free agents and re-sign players on our existing roster that will build a championship team," said Brees about his willingness to only take one year guaranteed.

Brees, who turned 39 in January, insisted all along that he wants to be a "Saint for life" and didn't plan to let any other teams in on a bidding war -- even though had he done so, he possibly could have become the highest-paid player in NFL history for the second time in his career.

"I love my team and am excited about the opportunity we will have together," Brees said.

Brees' decision to stay in New Orleans became even easier after the Saints re-emerged as Super Bowl contenders last season following a three-year playoff drought. Thanks to a revamped defense and improved running game, Brees was able to throw for his fewest yards (4,334), touchdowns (23) and interceptions (eight) in his 12 seasons with the Saints while setting the NFL record for completion percentage (72.0).

The Saints, however, have made it clear that they want to take things one year at a time with Brees' contract at this stage of his career -- especially since they still have $18 million in dead money from his previous contracts waiting to hit the books. All of that money would have hit this year's salary cap if Brees hadn't signed a new deal by March 14.


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