Cam comes off as an immature kid that pouts, throws temper tantrums, and puts the towel over his head when he is not winning. As opposed to Brees, Cam does have to worry about his reputation since he is a proven criminal that stole a laptop and tried to hide it just a few years ago as well as is proven to come from a family willing to take illegal monies. Unlike Cam, Brees is a proven commodity and didn't even have to address anything related to signing back key players, but the fact he did shows he has a vested interest in helping to bring them back and should help by restructuring his contract.
The more you post the more ignorant you prove to be. First off Newton has not proven to be a criminal. He has never been charged with a crime yet alone convicted of anything. Maybe you have heard the term innocent until proven guilty. It is the cornerstone of the American judicial system.
And Brees can't restructure his contract, he is a free agent. He can extend his contract but he can't restructure it. He can structure the contract so he gets his 60 million signing bonus up front and guaranteed money yet backload it so his cap hit may only be 15-16 million this year but it will go up every year and if he is still playing in a few years will be a cap hit of 23-24 million. He will make it so it coincides with the cap increasing in 2014. But why tell you all this so you could appear semi-intelligent going forward. Keep up the ignorant trolling. It just confirms what we see what Saints fans in general.
Here is the article which is posted elsewhere that explains that the way the team will be able to sign other players which will be to use the franchise tag on someone else instead of him if he signs before March 13th. But he will average at least 18 million a year over the term as I told you before. As he says this won't last forever. He knows it, I know it, you obviously don't have a clue. http://www.nola.com/...wrap_up_lo.html
Brees is expected to sign one of the richest deals in NFL history, with an annual value around $18 million per year.
"Is it realistic to think we can keep absolutely everybody? I don't know how realistic that is, just because every year on a team there's turnover, and I think that's just the business we're in. That's the biggest reason why it's so sad when the season ends. It's not because the season is over and you don't get to play any more games, or you know you're not going to win a championship that year. The biggest sadness comes in because you're looking around the room and you know that there's guys you've become very close to that you might not be playing with any more."
"Maybe it gets harder as you get older, just because you don't know how many more opportunities you're going to have," Brees said. "We like to believe that this will last forever, but obviously it doesn't. And so, especially when you put a group together that we had, the type of team we had, which I felt really in all phases was right there and ready to make a run, it just goes to show you just how difficult this game is, especially when you get in the playoffs.
Truth is your team has shown you can only make a deep run in the playoffs if you play at home. That is why you failed the last 2 years. Next year you will likely lose at least 2 more games in the division alone. Without homefield advantage you guys are once and done.