Found July 11, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
Even though there’s reportedly a $10 million gap between the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees in terms of guaranteed money, he sounded optimistic during Wednesday night’s ESPY awards show.
“I’m an eternal optimist, so I’m still very confident a deal will get done by Monday,” Brees said.
“I think I’ve been around this league long enough to understand how this works at times,” Brees said. “In a lot of cases, it does go down to the wire, and you need a stopping point in order to bring everyone together and make sure it can get done.
“That stopping point is Monday, so let’s hope we get something done by then.”
Brees and the Saints will have until Monday at 4pm est to get a new deal done. If they can’t agree on something, Brees will have to play under the franchise tag for the 2012 season.
BEST OF MAXIM
According to ESPN, Drew Brees just landed one hell of a massive contract. The contract dispute apparently worked in the Sains’ QB’s favor as this is enormous. Details courtesy of ESPN:
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract that includes a first-year take in 2012 of $40 million, according to league, players union...
With 5 days left to sign a long term deal, the Saints and Drew Brees are reportedly close on maximum money, but remain more than 10 million apart in guaranteed money. According to the Associated Press, the Saints and Brees have essentially agreed to a 5 year deal, worth max of 100 million dollars, which would make him the highest paid player in the NFL and keep signed through his...
The New Orleans Saints have had an NFL offseason unlike any other team in league history.
There has been damning audio revealing the worst that a locker-room speech can offer, damaging fines and suspensions to players, staff and front office personnel, and enough footage of a newly single, exiled head coach dancing in the Bahamas to keep TMZ busy for weeks.
But all of that -- the...
(Sports Network) - The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have agreed to a new contract.
According to ESPN, the deal is for five years and worth $100 million with an NFL-record $60 million in guaranteed money, including $40 million in the first year of the contract.
Brees confirmed the deal on his Twitter account, stating, "Deal is Done! Love you, Who Dat Nation...
With only a few days left before the franchise tag players had to agree to a deal, the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees agree to a Five-Year, $100 million contract on Friday. the Contract has $60 million in garenteed cash. The first year he will recieve $40 million.
Brees is now the NFL’s highest paid player, passing Calvin Johnson in Detroit and Peyton Manning in Denver. The...
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 [...]
Unlike Adrian Peterson (returning from knee surgery), Peyton Manning (neck surgeries) and Kenny Britt (knee surgeries), Drew Brees inking a $100-million dollar contract (getting paid) fails to drastically impact his fantasy football value.
Let's face it, it's July 13. Had he held out of Saints' training camp and the calendar flipped to August, I may have tweaked his...
Quarterback Drew Brees has agreed to a new five-year deal with the Saints worth $100M, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. $60M is guaranteed, with a jaw-dropping $40M coming in the first year.
Brees is now the highest paid player in the NFL, and remains a sure-fire fantasy stud among QBs for 2012, even without suspended head coach Sean Payton calling the shots for New Orleans.
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The Drew Brees – Saints negotiations have finally come to an end. According to Chris Mortenson, the deal is for 5 years/$100 million. We all figured this was inevitable, I am still surprised by the $60 million guaranteed considering his injury history and age. The two factors that pushed the negotiations to this point.
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...