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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Reality is... We will only be able to bring one of our QBs back. Think about the future, not just the next season and tell me which one you want to have? Some team is going to take a shot ...

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Old 01-20-2020, 11:29 AM   #71
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Re: Is Drew Brees holding the saints hostage?

Reality is...

We will only be able to bring one of our QBs back. Think about the future, not just the next season and tell me which one you want to have?

Some team is going to take a shot on Hill as a starter, he is getting 10-15m a year. Teddy is getting 20+ from another team, same with Brees. So, due to our cap issues we can only afford to keep one.
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:22 PM   #72
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Reality is...

We will only be able to bring one of our QBs back. Think about the future, not just the next season and tell me which one you want to have?

Some team is going to take a shot on Hill as a starter, he is getting 10-15m a year. Teddy is getting 20+ from another team, same with Brees. So, due to our cap issues we can only afford to keep one.
First of all, Brees will still be a better all round QB than either of the other two three years from now ... in my opinion. That said, you must understand that the cap is fluid. We can easily retain two of the three. Currently Brees is counting $21.3 million against the 2020 cap even though he is not under contract. That figure can, and will, be lowered by as much as 2/3rds with a new contract with voidable future years. The final cap ceiling has yet to be finalized, but it should be north of $200 million and the Saints have an additional $3+ million rollover from 2019.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:20 PM   #73
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First of all, Brees will still be a better all round QB than either of the other two three years from now ... in my opinion. That said, you must understand that the cap is fluid. We can easily retain two of the three. Currently Brees is counting $21.3 million against the 2020 cap even though he is not under contract. That figure can, and will, be lowered by as much as 2/3rds with a new contract with voidable future years. The final cap ceiling has yet to be finalized, but it should be north of $200 million and the Saints have an additional $3+ million rollover from 2019.
Sure, you can kick the can down the road, I assumed that will happen should Drew come back, it's just another poisoned contract but get you by 2020.

However even with that extension for Drew the cap is still extremely tight and with all of the holes we have paying 15m per year for a backup QB isn't likely to happen.

I don't agree with Drew being better 3 years from now, but we've gone down that road. No one is changing their minds on Drew now. To be clear you would rather have Brees and see the other two playing elsewhere.

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Old 01-20-2020, 03:56 PM   #74
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Sure, you can kick the can down the road, I assumed that will happen should Drew come back, it's just another poisoned contract but get you by 2020.

However even with that extension for Drew the cap is still extremely tight and with all of the holes we have paying 15m per year for a backup QB isn't likely to happen.

I don't agree with Drew being better 3 years from now, but we've gone down that road. No one is changing their minds on Drew now. To be clear you would rather have Brees and see the other two playing elsewhere.
Yes. Definitely. Given the choice of only one it would absolutely without any doubt be Brees.

And the cap isn't near as tight as you are implying. When the cap was truly tight we were routinely going into the new year projected to be well OVER the cap prior to contract adjustments.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:07 PM   #75
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If Brees is resigned he needs to do away with the no trade clause. If he want it does hold the Saints hostage. Brees days are numbered with his age alone it's just a matter of how soon. If (and it's a huge if) he plays 3 more years (which the duck ball will be in play) Paytons going to have to change in his schemes and I don't see that happening. If Brees plays this will be his last year here or Paytons riding this team into the ground.
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If Brees is resigned he needs to do away with the no trade clause. If he want it does hold the Saints hostage. Brees days are numbered with his age alone it's just a matter of how soon. If (and it's a huge if) he plays 3 more years (which the duck ball will be in play) Paytons going to have to change in his schemes and I don't see that happening. If Brees plays this will be his last year here or Paytons riding this team into the ground.
This next contract, like the last, will be a multi-year with the future years being voidable so a trade, unless during the season, wouldn't be possible anyway. But, the no trade clause will be a given. As little as some around here feel about Brees, I'll guarantee you that the Saints want him around.
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If Brees is resigned he needs to do away with the no trade clause. If he want it does hold the Saints hostage. Brees days are numbered with his age alone it's just a matter of how soon. If (and it's a huge if) he plays 3 more years (which the duck ball will be in play) Paytons going to have to change in his schemes and I don't see that happening. If Brees plays this will be his last year here or Paytons riding this team into the ground.
Thatís not going to happen...first, he will most likely sign another one year deal so it negates any trade leverage that we would have anyway. Secondly, they are going to resign him if he wants to play and we need him to comeback for one more season so that we arenít stuck in Cap Hell with key young players due extensions.

So to summarize all of this, Brees will be our starting QB next season unless he retires, regardless if you feel he gives us the best chance to win.
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This next contract, like the last, will be a multi-year with the future years being voidable so a trade, unless during the season, wouldn't be possible anyway. But, the no trade clause will be a given. As little as some around here feel about Brees, I'll guarantee you that the Saints want him around.
Yep. So basically another one year deal.
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I get it but it's still being held hostage. The dead money will be there this season and next even signing a new deal. Just a little lower.
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I get it but it's still being held hostage. The dead money will be there this season and next even signing a new deal. Just a little lower.
No, you don't get it, and many others commenting do not get it.

Drew is not holding anyone hostage. Is is not Drew Brees wanting Loomis to have 2020 in the contract, It is Loomis putting 2020 in to make cap space to sign Bridgewater.

The restructure to have 2020 in Drew's contract was Mickey ****ing Loomis.

Drew wants two things. 1. To play for the Saints. 2. To live in New Orleans.

We can be a fairly ****ed up fan base at times. We blame refs for our losses, we blame a QB for the structure of a contract, seems like we thoroughly enjoy playing the perpetual victim.
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