Found May 29, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Getty Images According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, if John Clayton’s calculations are correct, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees would make $23,574,240 million in 2013, if he’s given the franchise tag for the third time in his career. There isn’t a single player in the NFL that’s ever made that much money in one season.  It looks like the Saints don’t have that much leverage with Brees’ contract situation.  If he holds out this year, the Saints would then have to either place the tag on him for a third time next season, or finally give in and pay him the money he’s looking for.  

Joe Vitt believes Drew Brees will show up

Getty Images New Orleans Saints head coach Joe Vitt told the local media on Thursday that he believes quarterback Drew Brees will show up at some point. “He’ll be here. What else is he going to do? He can’t sing or dance,” said Vitt In the end I don’t think Brees will hold out for the entire season, but then again you never know what will happen. Don’t forget Brees’...

Saints fan raises money to keep Brees

With the team far apart in contract talks with star quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints fans are taking matters into their own hands. A 52-year-old season ticket-holder has started, calling on his fellow Saints fans to pony up some cash as a gesture to show Brees how much he means to the city. "Drew Brees has been an incredible ambassador for the City...

2012 Fantasy Football Preview: Saints QB Drew Brees

Nobody has ever passed the ball better than New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees did in 2012. Not only did he set an NFL single-season record with 5,476, he completed 71.2 percent of his passes and threw for 46 touchdowns in one the greatest seasons by a quarterback in NFL history. That is all well and good, but the question on the minds of fantasy football owners is can Brees...

How Many Games Can New Orleans Saints Win Without Drew Brees in 2012?

The New Orleans Saints are getting into OTAs without their head coach. Once the regular season begins, they will get underway without their offensive coordinator and general manager as well, causing a less than favorable start to the upcoming NFL campaign. If they also begin the year without their top overall player, can the Saints possibly expect to contend in a challenging division...

Saints fan starts a website to pay Drew Brees

Getty Images A long time New Orleans Saints season ticket holder has started a website called “Fans Step Up,” in order to raise money for quarterback Drew Brees, in an attempt to keep him in New Orleans. “Drew Brees has been an incredible ambassador for the City of New Orleans. Not only in his accomplishments on the football field, but in his charitable and community endeavors...

Saints fan Tony Le Mon starts website asking for donations to pay Drew Brees

When the all-too-common argument of athletes being overpaid arises, I tend to always side with the athlete. While $20 million a year seems like an astronomical amount of money to pay someone for playing a game, it is the basic concept of supply-and-demand at work. The money comes from somewhere, and if the people shelling it out didn’t think they were going to get a return on their...

Report: Saints make new offer to Brees

The New Orleans Saints have made a new contract offer to record-setting quarterback Drew Brees, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team and the quarterback have not publicly discussed the new offer. The person did not provide details about financial changes in the new offer, but added...

Saints Nation: Chronic Podcast - Breesageddon Edition

Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops bye to discuss all the scenarios where the calendar turns to July, Drew Brees isn't signed, and we all look for tall bridges to leap off of. He also says compares a former Saints GM to midget porn! Plus the boys try to figure out if Grandmaster Wang is right about the local media (especially the Times Picayune) doing a crappy job covering...

The Saints’ Jermon Bushrod on Bounties, Brees & His Big Ole Heart

To say this has been a “difficult” offseason for the Saints would be as big an understatement as saying T.O.’s career is a “little bit” over. (I mean c’mon, a Dr. Phil “Baby Mama” episode, Terrell??) This offseason has been one dog fart after another. And if it has affected you as a fan, you’ve got to know it has been a total suck-fest for the players. So imagine...

Saints Nation: The Top 10 "Most Valuable" Saints in 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, I give you the Saints ten most valuable players going into the season. Last year's top 10 featured two players no longer on the team (Carl Nicks at #2 and Tracy Porter at #7). This year you will notice three newcomers in the top 10. Here are my top 10 players going into 2012: 1. Drew Brees: For the fourth straight year Brees is listed atop...
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