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Old 03-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #15
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I can't wait until Manning signs somewhere so all of this stops. Or will it?
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Please, for the love of all that is Holy, step back and think about what you're saying and asking here OP. No, just...no.
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I can't wait until Manning signs somewhere so all of this stops. Or will it?
As we have the rights to Drew via the tag, we can wait till Peyton signs elsewhere, then trade Drew and a few other players for the better player.

Or we could just keep the guy that won the Superbowl more recently....
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As we have the rights to Drew via the tag, we can wait till Peyton signs elsewhere, then trade Drew and a few other players for the better player.

Or we could just keep the guy that won the Superbowl more recently....
We can't trade Drew.. we only hold the exclusive rights to negotiate with him. To trade him, he would have to sign the tag.. and he won't.
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The saints would be crazy to let drew go. The only guy who plays on his level as of today is rodgers. Manning would be a great option,only if drew morphed into carson palmer and said I'd rather sit out the season than play for the saints. What I don't understand is why a guy who has already made 15 million per year(for example) trying to milk it for a couple million more. In some ways it makes sense,in others it so doesn't.
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Save all the face-palm **** until after you're wowed. Do you think for a moment that Drew's move doesn't depend on outside factors like Peyton and bounty-gate sanctions? No one is signed. No sanctions have been levied. The numbers on Drew are known. The ones on Peyton? Negotiable. To all the 'keep Drew at any pricers"... Wake up! This is what it is. It isn't any more optimal than Loomis can make it.
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Yes. You are correct. The Saints own Drew for 1 year at the top 5 like player average or 120% his current salary. Then he's a UFA - Buh Bye! A longer term deal is in everyone's interest. The Tag protects immediate team interest only. It's a stopgap only and can be withdrawn by the team at any time. It binds Drew, not the team. If there is a deal to be made that serves all parties, it's going to be hashed about. Drew can sign anywhere he wants if it serves all parties. It's business.
They can retag him again next year if he doesn't agree to a long term deal.


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Save all the face-palm **** until after you're wowed. Do you think for a moment that Drew's move doesn't depend on outside factors like Peyton and bounty-gate sanctions? No one is signed. No sanctions have been levied. The numbers on Drew are known. The ones on Peyton? Negotiable. To all the 'keep Drew at any pricers"... Wake up! This is what it is. It isn't any more optimal than Loomis can make it.
Now if you had said just that, not so many would have disagreed. I think your problem here, and the reason so many have "face-palmed", is you said in the OP that "Drew will sign (somewhere) first, I think." And the title of your post is asking how much Drew's next move will influence Peyton's, which also assumes Drew will make a move before Peyton.

Thing is, Peyton will sign somewhere within a few days, at most. Drew is tagged, and even if some weird eventuality occurs (which isn't out of the question, by any means), it isn't going to happen for weeks, or more likely, months... or even after next season.

Of course Drew's situation is linked with Bounty-gate, and Manning's choices (and eventual contract). I've posted on that myself. Peyton's contract most certainly will influence Drew's, and Loomis's, decisions. Bounty-gate and upcoming penalties could make Drew (heaven forbid) turn sour on the Saints. I don't think it will, but it's a legitimate possibility.

But there's no way Drew is going to sign anywhere else before Peyton. Peyton's shopping and on the fast track. Drew is tagged and negotiating (can ONLY negotiate) with the Saints.
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