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Brees may wait for Manning to set market

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees said earlier this week that he’d like to get a contract extension this offseason, but understands that it may not be so easy.  Brees’ contract runs out after the 2011 season.

“I would definitely want this to be done sooner than later,” Brees said via Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune this week.  “But I also understand the process. So we’ll just wait and see.”

Triplett points out that part of the process could include waiting for Peyton Manning to set the market first.  Brees and Manning share an agent — Tom Condon — and Manning’s deal is up first.   It makes sense for Brees to wait for Manning to set a new ceiling, then likely slide somewhere underneath what Manning makes.

A new collective bargaining agreement will likely be required before any big money quarterback deals are signed.

Unlike the Seahawks wide receivers, Manning and Brees don’t need to take a short-term discount for a little more security during a work stoppage.

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9 Responses to “Brees may wait for Manning to set market”
  1. kissbillsrings says: Jan 15, 2011 12:29 PM

    I believe that the best QB in the NFL has already set the market….the Colts will have to go above that of course to stroke Mannings overinflated ego of course…..I love it though, it will put the Colts in major salary cap trouble once the new CBA is completed…..SWEET!!!!

  2. mikebyrne1502 says: Jan 15, 2011 12:39 PM

    Brees should get more money, he took a team no one thought would ever make it to the SB and won it against a good team, Unlike Manning who won one against the REX GROSSMAN ran Bears, and couldn’t beat the SAINTS.

  3. gdeli says: Jan 15, 2011 12:54 PM

    I would love to either have manning or brees on the vikes. yes, I would take brees. We’re not stupid here in mn!

  4. Moonman says: Jan 15, 2011 1:08 PM

    kissbillsrings says:

    I believe that the best QB in the NFL has already set the market….the Colts will have to go above that of course to stroke Mannings overinflated ego of course…..I love it though, it will put the Colts in major salary cap trouble once the new CBA is completed…..SWEET!!!!
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    Manning is worth whatever the Colts give him. And you obviously don’t understand the fundamentals of the contract they’ll submit to him. You think he’s dumb enough to make the Colts tie up too much money annually in him, where they can’t even build a team around him?

    The money will be spread across several automatic bonuses that will be cap friendly, and while his annual salary will be rather significant, it’s not like he’s going to get paid the average annual value of the contract every year. That never happens.

  5. turbodog1027 says: Jan 15, 2011 1:36 PM

    Brees isn’t going anywhere. Best option in MN is Orton.

  6. dirksimmons says: Jan 15, 2011 1:48 PM

    @mikebyrne1502

    Wow. I hate how ESPN has completely overemphasized the quarterback in today’s game. Not that it’s not the most important position on the field, but you completely overlooked the Bears defense from that Super Bowl run. That Bears defense in 2006 was a championship-caliber defense. So, you should be more impressed that Manning beat that defense rather than how he outplayed Rex Grossman. And I find it ironic that you rip on the Colts, but then build them up to make your Super Bowl win over them look more impressive.

  7. mikejonesforum says: Jan 15, 2011 2:32 PM

    Does anyone remember when Brees was a free agent? If Miami would have signed him, Nick Saban may still coach the Dolphins and have super bowl hardware.

    Drew Brees is a reminder to all NFL fans that one player can completely change the culture of an organization.

    Give credit to the Saints! They made a decision to sign him and it changed the culture from losing to winning.

  8. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Jan 15, 2011 4:14 PM

    What do you mean? Favre will be the Vikings QB next year.

  9. annnann says: Jan 15, 2011 4:50 PM

    Imagine if Brees signed with the Dolphins, he would have to play Brady twice a year! That would be fun to watch. But as a Brees fan, I wouldn’t want to be in the same division as the Jets. I feel sorry for the AFC East teams that have to put up with them 2x a year!

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