Brees Wants Graham’s Contract Situation Done By Start Of Season

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Quarterback Drew Brees told Ed Werder of ESPN he wants Jimmy Graham’s contract situation to be resolved so he has time on the field with his star tight end before the Saints’ season opens.

“Jimmy’s my guy,” Brees said in a sit-down interview late last month. “I want what’s best for him. I want what’s best for the team. Certainly there’s a way that everybody can be happy coming out of this deal. But it is part of the process, and I went through something similar to this two years ago, so I get it.”

Brees said he’s very confident that the sides will agree on an equitable, long-term deal that pays Graham what he deserves as the premier tight end in the NFL.

“And I think you just hope that it’s as amicable as possible and nothing is taken personal and it’s just the business side of this thing sometimes, and hopefully it gets resolved sooner than later because I’d like to have some time with him before the season,” he said. “But I’m very confident it will get resolved, he’ll get a long-term deal, the one that he deserves, and we’ll be able to move forward.”


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3 Responses to “Brees Wants Graham’s Contract Situation Done By Start Of Season”

  1. I understand Drew wanting an end to this situation but he seems to be misunderstanding that he has a lot to do with the situation. He should’ve been asked if he thinks it was a wise decision to take 100 million bucks from a small market team like the Saints. We’ve lost a number of young offensive linemen and the relationship between Graham and The Saints is at an all times low. Drew needs to give back 40 million or take 40 million of his contact. The Saints need some of that money back. And pay Graham 10.5 million of that money and everyone should be good.

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