Raise your hand if you thought Josh Norman was going to be responsible for the most encouraging piece of Saints news this offseason. Okay, now keep your hand raised if you thought Josh Norman was going to be responsible for the most encouraging piece of Saints news this offseason without actually becoming a Saint. You're all filthy liars, every last one of you.
As a fan, I usually trust in what Drew Brees wants so I guess it sucks that the Saints weren't able to lock up one of the best defensive backs in football. They did, however, get something better and that is the unintentional confirmation that Drew Brees is willing to sacrifice some of his contract to help this franchise. I have no idea if paying a corner that has no more than two good seasons under his belt $75 million over 5 years would have panned out. With the Saints recent history in free agency I certainly have my doubts. I do know that if the goal is improvement - and inevitably another championship - then paying Drew Brees $30 million this season DEFINITELY wouldn't have panned out. No, I never really thought this team was going to give it's 37 year old quarterback that much money when they have so many other holes to fill, but I am just glad it's finally out in the open. I don't know when, but Drew Brees just indirectly implied that he will be signing an extension. Whew, that just feels so good to finally type out with authority. God bless Josh Norman. Not just for being far too expensive for a division rival to hold onto, but for being so talented that he made Drew Brees show his cards. Wouldn't you believe it, it's a hand that the entirety of the Who Dat Nation can finally - after months of waiting - feel comfortable going all-in on.