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Brees Refuses to Sign Franchise Tender, "Livid" With Saints Org


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#221 Wyank

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

The reason it is taking so long is because the Saints and Brees want to make sure it is designed in a way that has the smallest impact on the cap. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself saying "how did they do that?" after the deal is done. It will be incredibly creative and will allow Brees to make sure that he will be a Saint for the rest of his career and pay him among the best while at the same time will open up space for the resigning of key guys. That is what makes the Saints and Brees unique. Best front office combined with a QB that puts the city and winning above ego. Don't be surprised when the Saints sign Brees to a 8 year contract worth around $120 Million and $40 Mill of that in signing bonus. That would give them a very negligible hit and allow them the space to sign Nicks, Colston, Meach and the key defensive players.


fuging idiot.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

the next 40 years look grim...



#223 rico6

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

lol an 8 year contract. what the fug?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

Do you realize how stupid of a comment that is? Nicks was a 5th round pick in 2008 Colston was a 7th round pick in 2006. Brees took the team to the NFC championship before Nicks was there and Colston was a rookie. Brees has shattered records with or without those two and they are both without a doubt made to look better because of Brees. You can fill in any top15 guard in the league and all of a sudden with Brees they become all pro. Sometimes the ignorance on the board is beyond belief.


so i guess you've given up the "Nicks has said he wants to stay" angle