Originally written May 20, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees broke the all-time NFL passing record for most yards in a single season in 2011 yet his reward during the offseason was a franchise tag rather than a long-term contract extension.  The negotiation process has began to frustrate Brees, so much, that he’s beginning to speak out about
PLAYERS: Drew Brees
TEAMS: New Orleans Saints
  • Ican not believe it should take so long to get a good contract for Brees. He has done so much for the team and the community. I don't think there is any quarterback in the league that has had to go through this torture to get a respectful contract. In my opinion give him what he wants he is well worth it. I am very disappointed in the Saints organization not giving Brees what he so deserves. Sants fan jujuann
  • Yes, Brees has done a truck load for the organization and the city. But obviously the organization clearly do not believe that he will be around long enough to see a long contract play itself out with similar effects. Whatever - the guy is a Saint both on and off the field. He is the most prolific QB the organization has ever had! He will be both the player and coach this season and is being asked to do so by the organization. If you don't think he will be around 5-7 more years than prorate his contract so the bulk of the money is paid later in his contract if he is still on the team in the later years of said contract. Come on - who else you got thats better than Drew? Pay the man!
  • I'm still wearing #9. I am so disgusted and frustrated with the Saints Org. for not having this deal done. They just keep telling us he'll be playing for 2012 season. Well I for one will not believe it until I know there is a deal done and that does not incl. having Drew sign the franchise tag. With all the negative attention they have received this off season and with the loss of our coach Sean Payton, you would think this would be done. Looks like the org. does not appreciate Drew Brees as much as the fans do, but in the long run the fans will make the org. pay for this. The way they are treating this elite QB is demeaning to him and the WHO DAT NATION. We are fed up with all the talk but nothing actually being done and now Drew has missed the first week of training camp. Don't keep moving your mouths Mr. Benson and Loomis get that deal done today!

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