Saints G.M. on Drew Brees: “He’s going to be a New Orleans Saint”

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Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis didn’t want to get into any of the particulars of the negotiations with Drew Brees.

But like everyone else involved in the process, he’s confident a deal will be reached before his quarterback becomes an unrestricted free agent.

“I think the important thing is Drew wants to be a New Orleans Saint,” Loomis said, via Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “We want him to be a New Orleans Saint, so he’s going to be a New Orleans Saint. That’s what my expectation is and we’ll see about the timing of that.”

Loomis met with Brees’ agent Tom Condon Thursday night, but he didn’t want to discuss anything that was said.

“I don’t want to talk about that because look, in part, if I talk about it then they’re going to feel like they need to talk about it,” Loomis said. “I don’t want to put them in that position.”

If the 39-year-old Brees wanted to, he’d find an eager market for his services, but every indication through this process has been that a deal will get done.

12 responses to “Saints G.M. on Drew Brees: “He’s going to be a New Orleans Saint”

  1. The Saints have not offered a deal that Brees is willing to sign, otherwise a deal would have been done. Brees would be wise to throw a little bit of doubt out there in order to stimulate some interest from other teams.

  2. They already owe Brees 19 Million for this year even
    if he doesn’t play. a Large payday in 2018 unless
    they make his contract a large portion a signing bonus
    they can prorate. It’s going to be complicated to work it out.

  3. My Vikings have never had a QB like Drew Brees so it’s unfathomable to me that any team could let a first ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks’ contract expire. Should have locked him up a long time ago.

  4. Brees isn’t going to be a Saint unless they pay him what he wants…Which is going to be alot and he will leave if another team gives him a better deal mark my words. Brees has never once taken a pay cut and he isn’t going to start.

  5. Think about it, what difference does one or two million dollars make when he already has well over 100 million in the bank. Right now it’s all about being happy where he’s at and having the best shot at winning another Super Bowl. The Saints are in a good position right now to do that.

  6. I don’t understand why Brees gets berated all of the time on this website, especially from Vikings fans still crying about 2009. Brees beat my team in the Superbowl that year yet you don’t see Colts fans bashing him on every article like Vikings fans do. He seems extremely generous and helps out a lot of charities, where does this greedy stuff come from?

  7. silentcount says:
    March 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    Think about it, what difference does one or two million dollars make when he already has well over 100 million in the bank. Right now it’s all about being happy where he’s at and having the best shot at winning another Super Bowl. The Saints are in a good position right now to do that.
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    If this is Brees’ thinking, why hasn’t he signed yet?
    Think about it.

  8. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:45 am
    silentcount says:
    March 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    Think about it, what difference does one or two million dollars make when he already has well over 100 million in the bank. Right now it’s all about being happy where he’s at and having the best shot at winning another Super Bowl. The Saints are in a good position right now to do that.
    ————————
    If this is Brees’ thinking, why hasn’t he signed yet?
    Think about it.
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    Brees hasn’t signed because the saints want to know how much longer Drew wants to play. He’s said he has another 3-4 good seasons in him. The new contract will be based on how much of that is true, because of all the dead money and when it will hit the team as Drew retires. The Saints want to make Drew happy, they just don’t want to commit to sal-cap hell while they’re doing it.

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