If you look at all the New Orleans Saints have gone through these past two years you wonder what they are thinking. You have a quarterback that is arguably one of the best in the league and possibly the history of the league and you refuse to pay him what he is worth on the market.
Brees is a baller. He doesn't miss games and he makes the team better. This past season amidst all the controversy surrounding the Saints, Brees was the only real constant. They don't have a solid running attack so they do it with short passes.
Let's be honest, no one wanted to come to New Orleans until Brees arrived. Now everyone who can catch a ball is looking to get in on the new "greatest show on turf".
Contract negotiations with Brees have been less than stellar.
To be fair, both sides deserve blame for that lack of communication and sense of urgency. Neither has offered to narrow the gap in their contract demands as talks have been practically silent for more than a month. And even if they talk on a daily basis, nothing will change until they're truly ready to make some financial adjustments.
If Brees really wants the wait to end, he could probably sign a five-year deal worth around $19 million per year today. And if the Saints really want the wait to end, they could probably get it done for around $21 million per year.
Instead, Brees' agent Tom Condon and Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis are waiting for the pressure to mount. This almost never ends well for either side. If you are only two million a year off, why can't you meet in the middle and make it $20 million a year. The Saints are already saving that by not having to pay a head coach and a few players anyways.
Stay Breezy ~ I'm Out!