New Orleans Saints salary cap makes Brees contract very tricky; what's the reason?

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This is making the whole long-term contract a little hard since the consensus is that Brees is wanting around $23 million per year for either 5 or 6 years.

Just doing basic math, the 5 year would be for $115 million total and the 6 year would be for $138 million.  The $115 millon deal would make him the highest paid quarterback in the NFL.  

Which by the way, this is probably where the rampant rumor a few weeks ago got started about that Brees was going to sign.  Those flew all over Twitter and was re-tweeted by desperate fans looking for a lifesaver amid the flood of bad news.

Another thing that makes the contract even more tricky is that the Saints are needing to make a small move to fill the role at cornerback vacated by Tracy Porter.

The Saints need to find a suitable backup up cornerback just in case of injuries since Johnny Patrick is the only one listed for that at left and right corner positions.  Free agent cornerback Elbert Mack  is scheduled for a visit with the Saints this week.

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  • larryjames836

    Drew Brees is a great quarterback but in today’s games it all about money I understand Drew Brees wants to be the highest paid quarterback in the lead good but what he fails to understand is that Mr. Tom Benson, Mr. Mickey Loomis, and Mr. Sean Payton are working to make him happy and he looking and hearing the problems. This is to keep him safe they done been through a lot I love football I played in my high school years because I love it. NFL is a money organization watch this Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, and Drew Brees have the same agent. Now Peyton Manning knew the Colts weren’t going to keep him and pay him all that money and no performance so this put on the market. Now before Peyton Manning were released the season was in the Saints offer a highest player in the lead Drew Brees said wait till the season is over. Watch this Peyton Manning season ended 2011 season catch it here Drew Brees turned his down why because of Peyton Manning on the market. Peyton Manning went from to team until a offer him 96 milion are you catching it now if the New Orleans Saints would not have drop that tag on Brees him and Peyton would have been on market running from team to team to who will be the highest paid quarterback in the NFL. Every team in the NFL would have put all they money on
    the table this why Drew Brees is holding out he know the Saints is at they last straw. He don’t want to give a discount he at the point I’m not going to play until you guys pay so right now the Saints is pulling all strings to make him happy they may have to restructure some.players contract which is not fair but there are some players on the team that love they team and Drew Brees they will restructure their contract it have happen this off-season I hope after the pulling strings Drew Brees turn around and put something back on the table that’s fair the other guys must make a living to. Five 115 million, 138 million Six years.