New Orleans Saints Brees, Loomis looking out for their "franchise" long-term

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Brees has developed a love affair with not only the team and fans, but the city of New Orleans as well.  His cult following turned into a Midas Touch that anything he endorses turns to a financial windfall.

The sandwich shop franchise “Jimmy John’s” has become increasingly popular since he has tweeted about it.  Vick’s Vapo-Rub and other companies recognize that if he’s in their commercials, it’s a seller.

Why does it sell?  Because people, especially Saints fans, gobble anything up by the man that wears #9.  So it was no surprise after a long period of no news on the impending contract talks, Brees gave an interview to WWL Sports Radio 870 AM.

Brees used the words “frustrated”, said he figured it’s not that difficult, and did a great job of shoving the spotlight on Loomis.  Surprisingly a mixed response followed that shows “Saints” fans are getting fed up with both.

Let me rephrase that though.  “Brees” fans began #PayTheMan trending on Twitter while “Saints” fans began to chip away at the franchise’s anointed poster boy.

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  • LI Saint

    I am a true Saints fan and have been trying to explain this over and over tirelessly to the Brees’ fans who are quick to say “pay the man”. While I wish Drew all of the luck in the world, the franchise just can not be mortgaged out for one player. Mickey has done a real good job of building what we have now and that can’t be flushed down the …… because one player wants all of the money for this year, next year, and the year after that. What happened to Drew’s proclamation that he would not destroy the team by seeking a ‘BIIIGGG” contract that would hurt the Saints? While Drew has done wonders for the organization we have to think about the 52 other players that have to be paid to keep the “Who Dat” train running. Players have restructured contracts to free up cap space to accomplish this, now it is Drew’s turn to “step up” and be reasonable and realistic in his demands. Think about next year when Jimmy Graham is due his contract (if he has another year like last he has got to get paid to keep him) and Colston’s real money kicks in also. Sit down Drew and tell Condon to come to his senses and you come to yours also. This can’t be emphasized enough. Long Live The Saints!!!