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Brees: Contract talks 'tabled' until after season

Posted on: December 15, 2011 11:02 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 12:48 am
 
By Will Brinson

A story that hasn't received much attention since the season began is the new contract that Saints need to get franchise quarterback Drew Brees. Figuring out how much Brees should get is a fairly easy exercise, as he figures to slot in between the $18 million a year that Tom Brady/Peyton Manning got and the $16 million that Michael Vick got this offseason.

However, things hit a snag, apparently, and Brees said that he and the Saints "tabled" any discussion of a new deal for now.

"You know, I didn't want it to become a distraction," Brees said, per Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "And from the discussions we had, going back and forth, there was no progress really being made. I really wanted to just focus on football.

"It's been tabled for now ... and just hopefully will resume when the time is right."

There doesn't appear to be any animosity between the two sides with respect to a new deal -- Saints GM Mickey Loomis indicated he's been in contact with Brees agent Tom Condon and said he was open to making a deal whenever it worked out.


More than likely, the season began and the negotiations never got wrapped up. Although that appears to be playing out in Brees favor, as his dominant, potentially record-breaking performance could end up netting him more cash.

The Saints still have the option of placing the franchise tag on Brees in the offseason, so they won't lose him, but it would be pretty surprising if New Orleans entered 2012 having not given Brees a new deal.

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Comments

Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Brees: Contract talks 'tabled' until after season

DavidXXXDuke - You are a low class piece of $hi+.  Drew Brees is one of the most kind and humble people you will ever meet.  He is a tremendous ambassador for the City of New Orleans.  Obviously, Drew and the Saints whipped the crap out of your team.  You should eat $hi+ and die. 


toodhook
Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:56 am
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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:27 am
 

Brees: Contract talks 'tabled' until after season

David from Philly, you are a loser that lives in a loser city and root for a loser team. Your Eagles are done for 2-3 years and shut your pie hole about my Cowboys and the Saints until you guys win a Superbowl. You are a worthless piece of scab flesh.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:10 am
 

Brees: Contract talks 'tabled' until after season

I think that guy who said Brees is a wife beater is nutjob.New Orleans is a nice town it's not like where you from i think it's called hell where rednecks racist gun nuts are from satan must really like you punk azz b*stard



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:27 am
 

Brees: Contract talks 'tabled' until after season

I can't imagine him not getting signed long term, around the $18M range.  If he wants a lot more than that, he'd only be hurting himself.  Brady and Peyton can both of course get much more, but both players want better teams around them.  You probably make all of it back and more through endorsements for winning anyway.



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:00 am
 

Brees: Contract talks 'tabled' until after season

They shouldn't allow people like you to post on here! Brees has more class than most players in the game. He is the ultimate team player and one of the elite QBs in this league!


David XXX Duke
Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:53 am
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