Originally written on Cippin on Sports  |  Last updated 7/10/12

This offseason has been filled with drama, you have multiple Detroit Lions players arrested, you have the bounty case with the New Orleans Saints, Andrew Luck still hasn’t signed a deal and Adrian Peterson got arrested for resisting arrest. Those stories have all made headline and that’s all the  NFL fans have been talking about, what many fans don’t realize is that the Saints All Pro QB Drew Brees is in a contract dispute. So is Patriot great Wes Welker. Both the Saints and the Patriots have put a franchise tag on their stars, which gives each player the league average salary for a player at their position. Both players are in contract talks with their respective teams and both players are looking to get a deal done before the July 16th deadline. Both players are looking for multiyear deals, which both players are well deserving of, but who will actually get the deal is the real question. For Welker he will be looking at 9.5 million next season with the franchise tag and Brees will be looking at 16.4 million.  Personally I think that Drew Brees is the one who gets the contract because he is the Saints franchise player, not saying that Welker isn’t one it is just because the Patriots always seem to find a way to replace someone and they also have a guy named Tom Brady. Brees is also well deserving of this multiyear contract after year he put up last season where he broke Dan Marino’s single season passing record.  Not saying that Welker didn’t do well himself, I just feel that the Patriots think that if Welker wants to walk after next season that they could just slap the franchise tag on him again or they could fill the void during the draft.  I also feel that the Saint’s will be offering a multiyear deal to Brees before the deadline because they need to rebuild their image; their offseason has been filled with all negativity because of the whole bounty situation and also because of the contract issue with their star signal caller. Meanwhile the Patriots come off a great run to the Super Bowl where they were upended by the eventually Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. I feel that both players will be on the field this season, even if Welker’s franchise tag isn’t removed. I think that he will eventually get that multiyear deal that he wants from the Patriots, but it may not come this season. I think it will come if Welker threatens to test the free agent waters , I think the Pat’s will offer Welker right away.  Both players will be in training camp and if deals are not done before the season starts and I do not think that there will be any contract talks during the season so everything will be done after the season is over.

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