Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 5/27/12
If Drew Brees doesn't have a long term contract by mid July, then he has a choice to make - 1. sign the 1 year franchise tender or 2. sit out 2012. Drew Brees sitting out the entire 2012 season due to a contract dispuste is not something I've been really considering much. Even with the latest Pat Yasinskas of ESPN article bringing that possibility to our collective attention, it's still not something I view as very likely. Still, I have to recognize based on the progress thus far it's at least a very remote possibility. Yasinskas is right, it's the nightmare of all nightmares scenarios, and while extremely unlikely, it's not impossible. He's also right that Chase Daniel is a capable backup in spot duty, but he won't lead the Saints to the playoffs (with or without Sean Payton in my opinion, but it's certainly even less likely without). Let's face it, despite all the terrifying news the Saints have faced this offseason, fans have maintained hope for 2012 because of Drew Brees and Drew Brees
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