YardBarker- The $30 million cap hit the New Orleans Saints will absorb in the final year of Drew Brees’ contract in 2016 hangs like an albatross around the organization’s neck, leading many to believe the team and the quarterback will work out a more cap-friendly contract extension sooner rather than later.
But Brees, appearing Tuesday morning on NFL Network’s “NFL HQ,” had nothing new to report on that front.
“No, I mean listen, conversations are ongoing and as this usually goes, it usually goes with contract talks, it kind of goes throughout the offseason,” he said, via NFL.com. “As soon as there’s something to report I’ll let you know.”
Before the Saints and Brees can even begin hammering out a deal, it will have to be determined how much longer the 37-year-old signal-caller intends to play. When asked about his NFL future Tuesday, Brees — who enjoyed a pretty good season from a statistical standpoint despite the Saints’ 7-9 2015 campaign — took a more conservative approach than what he had to say two offseasons ago.
“I definitely feel like I’ve got quite a few more but I’m taking it one year at a time because as you know, you’ve got to prove it every year,” he said.
Drew Brees is a team player in every sense of the word. He's nauseatingly optimistic. He takes way too much responsibility while trying to make up for a defense that almost annually borders on abominable. He takes an excruciating amount of hits to make plays. When he fails to make near impossible plays he takes an excruciating amount of hits from the media. The guy has not only become the face of the Saints franchise, but he's become one of the most beloved men - outside of football - in the entire city of New Orleans.
So why - WHY - has it been next to impossible for the organization to negotiate contracts with him? Why - despite his ever increasing age - does that cap number continue to climb every time he signs on the dotted line? I'll tell you why, it's because he's got a new fucking kid every single time he signs a new deal. I am not sure if that's factual correct, but considering he's had four children since 2009 I feel pretty comfortable saying that it is. Will someone please tell him to slow down? I love the fact that he's a family man. It's probably one of the reasons why he is so loyal to the franchise that gave him a second chance, but he needs to STOP HAVING CHILDREN! That should honestly be something that is included in his contract. I don't want to say it because it's probably not even in Drew's vocabulary, but it rhymes with schmasectomy. Hell, this is my vasecto-plea. If there's more in the future than please, PLEASE make sure that future is at least 3 years down the line. Am I asking too much for him to wear a bag a few times this decade? Does he know the pill isn't considered a PED? I know he's not one to leave any deed undone, but will someone convince him that pulling out won't be a black mark on his sexual resume?
You've given it all for this franchise Drew, just give up a year or two of completely unprotected sex so the Saints can trot out something with more coverage ability than a fucking parking cone at linebacker. I promise that nothing makes a pay stub seem larger than not opening it within earshot of a crying toddler.