Saints Place Franchise Tag On QB Drew Brees

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin GIF OG

    The New Orleans Saints have placed the franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports. Reports out of New Orleans had been that the two sides remained $5 million per year apart in talks towards a new contract. Brees is likely seeking a contract at or exceeding the $18 million per year level that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning received in recent seasons with around $50 million in guarantees. Under the franchise tag, Brees would make $14.374 million in base salary, which would be guaranteed upon signing. Brees is coming off one of the most impressive passing seasons in NFL history, setting a single-season NFL record with 5,476 yards and leading the league with 46 touchdown passes.

    Source: Mac's Football Blog
     
  2. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member GIF OG Premium Member

    Saints were offering him the largest contract in the NFL and he wanted more...
     
  3. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez GIF OG

    only choice the saints had
     
  4. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES GIF OG

    good-bye carl nicks
     
  5. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member GIF OG Premium Member

    Pretty much.
     
  6. Dragonite

    Dragonite Simply Arrogant!

    Well heck this is not waht I wanted
     
  7. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES GIF OG

    the ironic thing is that nicks is a huge reason for brees' success. i really thought brees would sign to keep his protection around.
     
  8. Walnuts

    Walnuts SUCK MY JINGLE BALLS GIF OG Fantasy Guru

    We need a guard in the worst way. HELLLLLLLLLO CARL NICKS!!
     
  9. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES GIF OG

    better get there before dallas
     
  10. Walnuts

    Walnuts SUCK MY JINGLE BALLS GIF OG Fantasy Guru

    Im sure he'd rather play for a team that has an actual chance at a championship.:icon_twisted:
     
  11. Dragonite

    Dragonite Simply Arrogant!

    Yep I am kind of pissed it turned out like this
     
  12. Redskins should be knocking on nicks front door and colston's front door at 1201 am on the day free agency starts.we could improve a whole lot with colston and nicks.
     
  13. Sweets

    Sweets Rookie

    How much money can the Skins spend, can they really afford those 2 players along with everything else they need?
     
  14. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member GIF OG Premium Member

    I think the Redskins are well under the cap and could afford the both of them plus...if they wanted to. I think I read somewhere that they are around $40M under before releasing players. If they release the "DeAngelo Hall's" of the world, they could get close to $50M under...
     
  15. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member GIF OG Premium Member

    RGIII, Colston, Nicks...would be a start to an awesome off-season for Washington.
     
  16. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez GIF OG

    yep, and like you said, they (amazingly) have some cap room.
     

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