Previously on Twitter, Saints Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks shared his anxiety regarding the looming expiration of his contract. If the team and quarterback Drew Brees work out a contract in the next few days, Nicks gets the franchise tag. If Brees and the Saints continue to be at impasse, Brees gets tagged — and Nicks walks away as a free agent.
Nick is rooting for his quarterback not to get a new contract.
“I don’t want to be franchised!!!!” Nicks wrote on Twitter. (Jake Jarmel would be proud.)
Complicating matters — and/or making the whole situation a lot more interesting — is that Brees and Nicks are represented by the same firm. And some would say it’s in CAA’s interests to delay Drew’s deal until after the tag is used on him, and not used on Nicks.
That’s a good plan for Nicks, who would then escape the franchise tag. For Brees, he would still get his new deal, but he’d be missing a high-caliber blocker in 2012 and beyond.