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Salary Cap 2014: Top 10 Decisions for the Saints

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Dec 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) holds his helmet up to fans as he leaves the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-17. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

#1 – Drew Brees
2014 Salary Cap Figure: $18,400,000
2014 Base Salary: $10,750,000
Dead Money: $22,200,000
Potential Cap Savings: ($3,800,000)
Contracted Through: 2016

There’s not much to say about Drew Brees that you don’t already know. Since joining the Saints in 2006 after a season ending (thought as career ending) shoulder injury. The Saints have got what they have always missed in their franchise history, and that’s a first ballot HOF quarterback who is the face of their franchise.

2014 Outlook: It’s extremely hard to say that Drew Brees is showing any types of signs of slowing down. He’s openly stated that he is more than willing to restructure. His contract in 2012 guaranteed Brees $40M, and any type of restructure would make Brees’ pocketbook a lot fatter. However, it would help the Saints save a lot of money to restructure Brees, who just turned 35. Brees knows his window is closing for another Lombardi Trophy.

Final Decision: Proposed Restructure

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