Drew Brees says 'I got a few more (years) at least' - NFL.com (1 Viewer)

Swimmer

Medsamust Saint Fan
Joined
Apr 14, 2007
Messages
16,805
Reaction score
24,235
Age
68
Location
Slaughterhouse Five
Offline
"I got a few more (years) at least," Brees said on Good Morning Football Thursday when asked how much longer he was planning to play in the NFL.

"When you first get into the league you think you're invincible, right? You think you're going to last forever. But I understand now, I'm just finishing my 16th season and I'm probably a little closer to the end than I am the beginning. So I just want to create a tremendous sense of urgency for every single year. I don't want to look any further past this year and what's right in front of us. Especially with what we've gone through over the last three years while watching other teams from the NFC South go to the Super Bowl.


Carolina two years ago and Atlanta this year, that's good for those guys and their teams because they've earned it. But I'd like to see us back there and that's what I'm focused on."
Advancements in quick-strike passing offenses and health science have allowed players -- especially quarterbacks who take fewer hits -- to play much longer than they would have in previous eras
New Orleans has not made the playoffs since 2013 and it's difficult to see Brees not correcting that before he hangs it up -- whenever that might be.
Interesting article and video: Drew Brees says 'I got a few more (years) at least' - NFL.com
 

TurboWhoDat

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Oct 10, 2012
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
3,122
Offline
a discount going forward would help with that. i mean, if he really means it when he says he wants to get back there with us, knocking a little off future salary would go a long way.
 

Meachemdat

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
Jan 12, 2011
Messages
10,251
Reaction score
15,127
Location
Atlanta
Offline
a discount going forward would help with that. i mean, if he really means it when he says he wants to get back there with us, knocking a little off future salary would go a long way.
He knocked his cap number from 30 mill to 17.25 mill.....what else do you want him to do?
What future salary? He only has one year left on his contract and we are only on the hook for the amount of this year.
 

Swampy Saint

Super Forum Fanatic
VIP Contributor
Joined
Mar 14, 2008
Messages
8,558
Reaction score
11,805
Offline
He knocked his cap number from 30 mill to 17.25 mill.....what else do you want him to do?
What future salary? He only has one year left on his contract and we are only on the hook for the amount of this year.
No doubt.
And he's not going to sign for cheap either.

Any team with a very good quarterback has the same issue.
And if they don't have one, they'd give anything to get one.

That why hitting in the draft is so important. You can replenish so much cheaper than having to find that one difference maker every year in free agency and having to pay them out of the ying yang.
I would do what ever it took to make sure I have the best scouting department in the league. Every year.
 

bobad

Son of Adam
VIP Contributor
Joined
Sep 21, 2006
Messages
25,130
Reaction score
17,947
Location
Saints Country
Offline
1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years could could all be a "few". More than 4-5 would be called "Several".:hihi:
 

Saintaholic

<><><><><><><><><><><>
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 8, 2000
Messages
17,610
Reaction score
29,643
Offline
Regardless of how many years he thinks he has left, ultimately, it is for mother nature to decide.

History proves that the team needs to plan for Brees' play to fall off sharply any year now, likely within the next 2-3 seasons. Hopefully Drew is one of a small handful of anomalies, but very few HOF QBs make it past the age of 38/39 and still play at an elite level.

Personally, I feel like his replacement, likely a first or second round pick, should be on the roster as a backup either this upcoming season or the following season.
 

TurboWhoDat

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Oct 10, 2012
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
3,122
Offline
He knocked his cap number from 30 mill to 17.25 mill.....what else do you want him to do?
What future salary? He only has one year left on his contract and we are only on the hook for the amount of this year.
no. we're on the hook for 18 million after the 2017 season, regardless of whether he resigns or not. a team friendly deal beyond (ideally one that doesn't require the FO to kick the can down the road further) 2017 would help with getting more pieces, which in turn potentially would help him, if his goal is to win another championship in a saints uniform. what do i want from him? nothing. just addressing something that would help him achieve this goal if he really wants to win another championship here. he's welcome to command as much money as he wants going forward. but this could adversely affect his stated goal.
 

Meachemdat

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
Jan 12, 2011
Messages
10,251
Reaction score
15,127
Location
Atlanta
Offline
no. we're on the hook for 18 million after the 2017 season, regardless of whether he resigns or not. a team friendly deal beyond (ideally one that doesn't require the FO to kick the can down the road further) 2017 would help with getting more pieces, which in turn potentially would help him, if his goal is to win another championship in a saints uniform. what do i want from him? nothing. just addressing something that would help him achieve this goal if he really wants to win another championship here. he's welcome to command as much money as he wants going forward. but this could adversely affect his stated goal.
He signed a team friendly deal. It was a 2 year contract that allowed the team to take the existing 30 mill cap hit and extend it out another 5 years.

The longstanding myth that Drew's contract is the reason we aren't competitive is and has always been a joke.

But by all means tell the NFL's passing yards leader for the last 3 years that he needs to not only take a cut on his existing contract but also sign another "team friendly" deal.
 

JackT.

was Jake from State Farm
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
7,021
Reaction score
4,323
Location
Pineville,
Offline
no. we're on the hook for 18 million after the 2017 season, regardless of whether he resigns or not. a team friendly deal beyond (ideally one that doesn't require the FO to kick the can down the road further) 2017 would help with getting more pieces, which in turn potentially would help him, if his goal is to win another championship in a saints uniform. what do i want from him? nothing. just addressing something that would help him achieve this goal if he really wants to win another championship here. he's welcome to command as much money as he wants going forward. but this could adversely affect his stated goal.
he doesn't make the contracts and he don't decide how to divide up the contract numbers. Why don't anyone tell Brady to sign a cheap deal? Drew is a HOF qb and he has earned his money. I wish people would understand that. It isn't his fault that the front office signed some horrendous contracts and incurred dead money that destroyed the cap money available. Listen, if they didn't hand out stupidly high contracts that didn't work out, this wouldn't be a problem at all.
 

TurboWhoDat

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Oct 10, 2012
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
3,122
Offline
He signed a team friendly deal. It was a 2 year contract that allowed the team to take the existing 30 mill cap hit and extend it out another 5 years.

The longstanding myth that Drew's contract is the reason we aren't competitive is and has always been a joke.

But by all means tell the NFL's passing yards leader for the last 3 years that he needs to not only take a cut on his existing contract but also sign another "team friendly" deal.
are you a broken record in real life, or do you just play one on the internet? drew said he wants to get another championship here. giving us a discount going forward would potentially help with that. did i say i think he should take less money, or that his contract has kept us from being competitive? no. just stating something i thought was obvious, but you seem to have a hard time grasping it, or just feel compelled to defend against something i never said. either way, i don't care.
 

TurboWhoDat

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Oct 10, 2012
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
3,122
Offline
he doesn't make the contracts and he don't decide how to divide up the contract numbers. Why don't anyone tell Brady to sign a cheap deal? Drew is a HOF qb and he has earned his money. I wish people would understand that. It isn't his fault that the front office signed some horrendous contracts and incurred dead money that destroyed the cap money available. Listen, if they didn't hand out stupidly high contracts that didn't work out, this wouldn't be a problem at all.
reading comprehension. its a worthwhile investment.
 

Meachemdat

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
Jan 12, 2011
Messages
10,251
Reaction score
15,127
Location
Atlanta
Offline
are you a broken record in real life, or do you just play one on the internet? drew said he wants to get another championship here. giving us a discount going forward would potentially help with that. did i say i think he should take less money, or that his contract has kept us from being competitive? no. just stating something i thought was obvious, but you seem to have a hard time grasping it, or just feel compelled to defend against something i never said. either way, i don't care.
"knocking future salary", "discount".

Maybe if you didn't have a history of endlessly complaining about everything under the sun on here it would be easy to say, "oh ok, I misinterpreted what you were trying to say".

But sense you can only respond in a sarcastic and degrading manor, maybe it is better off if you "don't care".
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom