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So far Martin Mayhew and the rest of the Lions’ front office have been able to weather Phase 2 of the Millen effect. Phase 2 of the Millen effect again is having to deal with the monetary aspect of the first round draft picks once their rookie contracts are up. For instance they’ve succeeded in locking down the best wide-out in the game long-term in Calvin Johnson while holding onto guys like Stephen Tulloch, Chris Houston and Shaun Hill.
Still though they’re not out of Phase 2 as nine key defenders are without contracts in 2013 (DE Lawrence Jackson, DTs Corey Williams and Sammie Hill, LBs DeAndre Levy and Justin Durant, S Louis Delmas and CBs Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey) all while franchise QB Matthew Stafford will have two years left on his rookie deal.
Now in terms of Stafford’s current deal Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explains, because they converted much of the QB’s base pay to signing bonuses the past two seasons, the cap numbers on Stafford skyrocket in 2013 ($2...
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Drew Brees got paid in the biggest way as he became the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Now, the Saints quarterback will have to watch his back. Following Bountygate and entering the season without the services of head coach Sean Payton, Brees and the rest of the Saints for that matter may have a pretty big bull's-eye on their backs.
To be kind, the New Orleans Saints have not had the greatest offseason in the history of the National Football League. This might rank as one of the worst off-seasons a team has ever had. It certainly would be in the top ten of bad off-seasons in the history of the NFL.
A long protracted negotiation that broke down and resulted in Drew Brees playing under the Franchise...
Shortly after officially becoming New Orleans’ $100 million man, Drew Brees grabbed some grub to celebrate. Whereas most — nearly all — athletes would choose to dine alone, Brees invited the locals out to his Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, which he opened last year. Who wants to join me for a celebratory #9 at Jimmy [...]
We all knew this was going to get done, and the New Orleans Saints finally dumped enough money to get Drew Brees to sign on the dotted line.
The Lions have carried three quarterbacks on the active roster in the past couple seasons, with Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton Continue reading →
So Drew Brees got an NFL-record $100 million, 5 year deal from the Saints. That they agreed to a contract surprised no one, that $60 million is guaranteed over three years surprised everyone. I’ll leave debating the wisdom of that much guaranteed money to others but finally getting some good news out of that franchise is refreshing. This was quite a slump buster.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has signed a five-year US$100 million contract extension – a record in the NFL....
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The New Orleans star QB visited Saints headquarters to take a physical and sign the five-year contract that made him the highest average annual pay in NFL history — Brees then grabbed a sandwich at the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop he owns, where he posed for photos, shook hands and signed autographs — I wish this deal could have been done as...
From Geno Ball
Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler, Monsieur Brees
The Drew Brees salary is sure to be a topic of interest for a few days, at least. Anything to take the Saints fans’ minds off head-hunting and suspensions, right?
Drew Brees salary: a big win for the little man
The Brees story is a good one, though. Here is a guy that played his high school football in...
We continue our daily look at the Packers' opponents with a Week 4 showdown against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. What are the main training camp goals and who are the players to watch?
Football Nation presents the sixth episode of “Monday Morning Huddle”. In this week’s episode, host, Dave Holcomb puts in his final thoughts on QB Drew Brees’ huge contract and the backlash New Orleans could go through, whether the pressure QB Tony Romo receives in a Cowboys’ uniform is warranted, and whether Quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Joe Flacco are the most overrated...
Big Ten Network has been helping us pass the long offseason by airing their lists of the Top Ten quarterbacks of past decades. The most recent installment I saw was the 1990s. The 1980s and 2000s (2000-2009) have already aired (check the lists out here). To make the list a quarterback had to play at least two seasons in the decade.
As you can see Purdue quarterback Drew Brees topped...
Every Sunday morning our NFL columnist Anthony Stalter will provide his “quick-hits” from around the league.
+ The window to win a Super Bowl is smaller than fans realize. There are teams like the Patriots, Steelers and Peyton Manning-led Colts whose window seems to remain open at all times. But they’re the exception. Thus, the Saints had no choice but to pay Drew Brees what...
A Rabbit Punch has two meanings, both of which describe the nature of the article. 1. A series of fast punches. 2. An illegal punch to the back of the head between the skull and the first vertebrate that can cause permanent damage to the nerves or death.
In the Penn St. child abuse scandal, The Freeh Report finds fault with all the big names at PSU including the late Joe Paterno...