New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said his deal isn’t tied to any pending extension for quarterback Drew Brees, when asked during his news conference about his own contract extension.
Although Payton did confirm that there are talks between Brees and the Saints management, meaning of course with General Manager Mickey Loomis.
I’m not really in that loop per se in regards to a player’s contract like (general manager) Mickey (Loomis) would be.
Payton and Brees have as good a relationship as any coach and quarterback in the league, and Payton expects to see Brees around the Saints organization for a long time.
My contract extention is something that the Saints and my agent have been working on for a while, Mickey will focus his efforts on a contract extention for Drew Brees, as Brees has been extremely beneficial to our success as a team.