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Brees Not Happy About Not Having a New Deal

It’s already been a tense offseason for the Saints, and things don’t appear to be getting much better between the team and franchise QB Drew Brees.

Brees spoke to WWL-AM in New Orleans and expressed frustration and disappointment with a lack of progress in talks toward a long-term contract.

“It’s extremely frustrating for me, but here we are,” Brees said. “I know I’m certainly committed to getting a long-term deal, as I have been throughout this entire process.”

The Saints put the “exclusive” franchise tag on the QB, which will keep him with the team, but at the same time will cost them $16.371 million in base salary.

Brees said he “didn’t want to think about” signing the franchise tender without a new contract.

“I chose to take a lot of risks in that as well, but I didn’t want anything to get in the way of us having a successful season as we possibly can,” Brees said. “I don’t regret that decision, but this is the first offseason I felt like we had a lot of time to get it hammered out.

“I would say, more than anything, I guess, what’s been a little frustrating on my end or disappointing is the lack of communication,” Brees said.

“I would just say there should be a sense of urgency and yet it seems like there’s not,” he added.

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One Response to “Brees Not Happy About Not Having a New Deal”

  1. Jimmy says:

    I can’t believe that Drew Brees hasn’t been offered any contract he wants. I take that back, yes I can believe it. I have been a Saints fan for 42 years. I was born into the pain. The big reason we have had so many tough years is because of the organizational leadership making horrible, unbelievable decisions. Brees should be given a blank check and told to put any amount he wants on it to keep him. He is way more than just a ball player. Mickey Loomis and Tom Benson have shown him no respect and continue to make the greatest quarterback and fans in the world wait. Isn’t it bad enough that we have the embarrassing situation we have without adding this to the mix. Fix this now, so we can start to salvage what is left. If not, I won’t be surprised though. It’s par for the course unfortunately.

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