With a July 16 deadline looming for a contact to be worked out between New Orleans and Drew Brees, the Saints nation sits on pins and needles, hoping their star quarterback will sign a contract extension. Here are several stories on the latest developments:
The Saints have already offered Brees the richest contract in league history, surpassing the $19.2 million per year that the Denver Broncos gave quarterback Peyton Manning earlier this year.
The delay in the Saints getting a long-term deal done with Drew Brees has been one of the most baffling stories of the NFL offseason.
The Saints franchise and the star quarterback are on the verge of agreeing to a five-year deal worth somewhere between $19.2 and $20 million per season, which would be the wealthiest contract in NFL history.
Brees is justifiably a first-round pick in all formats, but until he is signed and in camp, owners must approach him with some skepticism for the upcoming campaign.
But, still, the Saints don't have a long-term deal done with Brees and no matter how that situation plays out, there could be big implications in the short term and the long term.
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