Originally posted on Chicks in the Huddle  |  Last updated 2/29/12


When a man leads a team with a loser history to its first Super Bowl, breaks a record that stood for nearly 30 years, and attracts talented players like Darren Sproles by merely suggesting he join the team, you don’t haggle with that man over how much he should get paid. You just pay him.

Contract negotiations with Drew Brees have been like that nasty looking cold sore on your co-worker’s lip that makes everyone uncomfortable, yet no one wants to talk about it. We all know the Saints won’t be stupid enough to let someone like Drew go. But with so much at stake next season, is it really worth it to piss him off over a few measly millions?

According to the latest ESPN report, both sides are still struggling to work out a long term contract deal. If a deal isn’t made by Monday, that means the Saints could be forced to put the franchise tag on Drew. It’s a card the Saints may not want to play, seeing as how other high value players like Marques Colston are free agents.

Drew Brees has been a class act about the whole ordeal. What else would you expect? He told the Times Picayune that there is no doubt in his mind a deal will get done. But we all know how you really feel Drew and what you really want to say. And since I don’t have a “nice guy image” or endorsements to preserve, I’ll take the liberty of speaking your mind for you.

PAY THE F*CKING MAN!! JUST PAY HIM! I DON’T CARE WHAT OR HOW MUCH HE’S ASKING FOR! DO YOU REMEMBER LIFE BEFORE DREW? DO YOU REMEMBER THE ERA OF QUARTERBACKS GIGGLING AFTER INTERCEPTIONS? DO YOU REMEMBER SINGING THE Q-93 SONG “STEVE WALSH BABY” BECAUSE YOU WERE SO DESPERATE, YOU ACTUALLY MADE YOURSELF BELIEVE STEVE WALSH WOULD BE THE ANSWER TO YOUR FOOTBALL NIGHTMARES? DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN FINISHING THE SEASON 8-8 WAS SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF? JUST PAY HIM!!!!!

Does he want to rename the Superdome, “The Drew Brees Mercedes Benz Superdome”? DO IT!
Does he want a strip tease from Rita Benson? SLIP ON YOUR PLASTIC HEELS, RITA!
Does he want a strip tease from Tom Benson? WHAT WERE ALL THOSE YEARS OF BOOGIEING ABOUT IF YOU’RE NOT READY TO SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER WHEN IT COUNTS, YOU TEASE!

I don’t want to read anymore stories about contract negotiations with Drew Brees, unless the headline is “Saints Stop Bullsh*tting and Give the Man His Money”. Make hit happen, Loomis. Drew’s not just the face of the franchise. He IS the franchise.

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