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Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:08 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 12:50 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Drew Brees might not be the most popular guy with retired players, but he's certainly well-liked in New Orleans, thanks to his leading the Saints to a Super Bowl victory in 2009 and generally making them awesome ever since they signed him.

Brees contract is up after the 2011 season, so there's some concern about making sure he doesn't bounce from the bayou. Fortunately, the quarterback recently said that the Saints and his agent Tom Condon are in the process of working out the details.

"They've been in discussions," Brees said, per Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "That's been ongoing."

The scrutiny around Brees' deal heated up primarily because of the recent six-year, $100 million deal that Philadelphia handed quarterback Michael Vick. Brees is, naturally, aware of that deal.

"I did see it," Brees said of Vick's deal. "It looks like a nice contract. Obviously I don't know any of the details other than the six years and $100 million."

And that's all we really need to know (although Vick may be making less than that). Peyton Manning got a five-year, $90 million deal from the Colts and Tom Brady also received $18 million a year with $78 million in total money for the life of the contract.

Brees, then, seems like a good bet to get something around and/or in between the $16-ish million a year Vick gets and the $18-ish million that Brady and Manning are scheduled to receive over the life of their extensions.

It doesn't hurt, of course, that Condon also represents Manning -- pretty clearly he's an agent who understands the relative market value of Brees more so than anyone else right now.

The Saints know that, which is it shouldn't take them all that long to lock down the 32-year-old for the remainder of his career.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:35 pm

Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 11:02 am
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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 7:08 am
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Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: September 2, 2011 9:29 pm

Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

Drew Brees' market value is not inbetween 16 and 18 million a year.  Drew is 32, Peyton is 35.  It's been well documented that Peyton makes 23 million a year for first 3 years which Peyton will be 38 at that time.  So Drew's next contract assuming a 6 year contract will run Drew till the age of 38.  Obviously 18 million would be too light to be true market value for an elite quarterback of Drew's stature.  23 is the closer number in my opinion Drew would be shooting for and rightfully so.

Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 1:50 pm

Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

Karma? Yeah, the guy really has a lot of bad karma for all the horrible stuff he's done, like charity work, donations, fighting for the rights of players and succeeding, being an all around great player, father, husband, and role model. Watch out Drew, Karma's coming for you! You can't get away with that kind of nonsense forever!

What a moron. You act like he murdered dogs for fun or something.

Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:56 pm

Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

man you are by far the biggest idiot ever mike vick is the most overatted player ever. this guy has done absolutely nothing. i do not understand the hype of a qb that can run. a qb is i thought a position that throws. i would be wooried if brees would run every time he feels pressure.

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 7:37 pm

Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

I have met Brees and let me tell you he is cheap....   Refused to pay his Bill one New Years Eve.   Anyway He is a great QB and I think he deserves 5 years 75million.  That puts him at 15 each........

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:41 pm

Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

Drew Brees is a class idiot? I think not. Obviously you don't know him that well to say that about him. Brees is probably one of the classiest people in the league. He is conseiderate to others, helps out a city in need, and hes a family man. When Brees came to NO back in 06 the city welcomed him with open arms and Vick joined the Eagles I remember there were some people who didn't want him on the team bc of his past. This coming from the news. Brees was one of the players who fought back to get the NFL going and where was Vick? 

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:35 pm

Brees: Contract talks with Saints are 'ongoing'

The guy is obviously an idiot.  As much as I like to watch Vick as a Football Player, slamming Brees for no apparent reason other than the poster has a keyboard and access to the internet, is really just dumb and childish.

Support your team Eagles Fan, and while you do that, you might want to get a literacy test done....

Austin Pearl
Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:31 pm
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