While the saying may be “no news is good news”, that doesn’t apply to New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks according to SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Nicks was interviewed on SiriusXM NFL Radio and his contract situation was of course a big topic of conversation. Nicks explained that he and the Saints haven’t talked “at all” about his contract.
Another thing that may make Saints fans cringe is that he stated he is looking for a contract that is worth more than the $56.7 million that fellow guard Jahri Evans received a few years ago.
The cringe comes from the fact that the Saints are currently trying to hammer out a long term contract for quarterback Drew Brees while still hold onto Nicks and free agent wide receiver Marques Colston.
It’s been a popular speculation that either Brees or Nicks would receive the franchise tag by the March 5th deadline. The way it looks now, Nicks is becoming a strong candidate.
Especially since he and the Saints haven’t even spoken and the tag would be slightly cheaper for him(around $9 million) as compared to Brees(around $14 million).