Found July 11, 2012 on Football Nation:
At four P.M. eastern on Monday, July 16, the stare-down between Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will have reached some sort of conclusion, or at least a turning point. In working toward perhaps the most mutually beneficial agreement ever, the franchise is negotiating with their most important player of all-time. Their most important player of all time, Brees, has more value in New Orleans than anywhere else on the planet. What is standing in the way of a match made in heaven? Is this a political move by Brees in relation to his executive status in the NFLPA? He has indicated that he would like to pursue a career in politics after his playing career ends. The NFLPA, on Brees’s behalf, stated that the Saints were negotiating in bad faith, but this was after the organization had offered Brees the most lucrative deal in NFL history. Was it for his sake or the NFLPA’s that Brees’s impasse was related to his litigation to, in relation to a third application of the franchise tag, a...

Brees could skip training camp

Drew Brees is embattled in contract negotiations with the Saints, and the latest reports say he's considering sitting out camp.

Report: Drew Brees may decide to play under the franchise tag this season

Getty Images Earlier today we mentioned that Saints quarterback Drew Brees should get a new contract within the next week.  Now it looks like things could change. According to Mike Florio of, there’s been some chatter around the league that Brees will end up playing the 2012 season under the franchise tag, since it would pay him $16 million this season. If...

Saints Nation: Video of Drew Brees' ESPY Acceptance Speech

I'm a little behind on this but I wanted to share it with you in case you missed Drew Brees' speech. Brees won the fourth ESPY of his career, this time for "Best Record Breaking Performance". Can someone tell me what was up with his silver suit? It was cool of him to recognize many of his teammates by name. No mention of his contract status, so I'll spare you...

Saints Not Worried About Drew Brees

The Saints are confident they will reach a new deal with quarterback Drew Brees prior to Monday's deadline, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Fantasy Spin: This news comes after Brees, the Saints designated franchise player, said he would not attend training camp without a new contract. And both sides were said to be close, regarding negotiations....

Brees 'optimistic' deal will be reached

Quarterback Drew Brees said he's "optimistic" a deal can be reached with the Saints before Monday's deadline for players given franchise tags to sign multi-year contracts. "I'm an eternal optimist, so I'm still very confident a deal will get done by Monday," Brees said at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, per the Times-Picayune. "I think...

Report: Saints, Drew Brees $10 million apart in guaranteed money

Getty Images According to the Associated Press via, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees remain $10 million apart with regards to the guaranteed part of his new potential contract. If both sides can come to some sort of agreement before Monday’s deadline, it’s believed that Brees would receive roughly a five-year $100 million contract. During tonight...

Saints and Drew Brees are close to a deal

The New Orleans Saints may be near a happy ending to a most unhappy offseason. Matt Triplett reports on that Drew Brees' deal with the New Orleans Saints should be done within a week. Good. It was unthinkable that Brees would play anywhere else this season and unseemly that the two sides played hardball. Football is a world of men and the business side of pro-football...

Report: Drew Brees training camp holdout becoming likely

There were reports earlier in the week that Drew Brees will not miss the a regular season game, but now there is a report that Brees will indeed holdout until he gets the deal that he wants. Brees has until next Monday at 4pm to convince the Saints to give him a multi-year deal, or [...]

The New Orleans Saints Should Just Pay Drew Brees

Since becoming a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2006, Drew Brees has been the team’s best player. He is arguably the franchise’s best player ever. He is a class act on and off the field and has helped turn the city of New Orleans around since the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. There [...]

The Summer Brees

Amidst controversy, the Saints worst mistake this summer? Fumbling a decision that should’ve been a Brees. The deadline approaches. When the clock strikes midnight on July 16th, the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees can no longer negotiate a long-term deal, dwindling the options to franchise tender, one-year deal, or bust. How did it come to this? It’s understandable enough...

Welker and Brees Still With The Franchise Tag On Them ,Who Gets The Deal???

This offseason has been filled with drama, you have multiple Detroit Lions players arrested, you have the bounty case with the New Orleans Saints, Andrew Luck still hasn’t signed a deal and Adrian Peterson got arrested for resisting arrest. Those stories have all made headline and that’s all the  NFL fans have been talking about, what many fans don’t realize is that the Saints...
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