Latest news on Drew Brees-New Orleans Saints contract is the talks are going nowhere.
His contract remains unsettled with talks stalled and a chance for resolution before the teams' May 22 organized team activities are "practically zero," according to The Times Picayune.
One source close to the situation has reported neither side "has picked up the phone for more than a month to resuscitate talks."
Brees' pursuit of a long-term deal is another dark cloud hanging over the Saints.
The Saints are offering $18 million to $19 million per year, while the quarterback and face of the franchise is seeking
$21 million. Peyton Manning will make $19.2 million with the Broncos this season, the richest deal in NFL history.
The Saints have placed a franchise tag on Brees, which made him livid. Under franchise tag rules, Brees will be paid $16.3 million.
If Brees was an unrestricted free agent, he would command $20 million.
Plenty of folk have said, "so what" about Brees holding out. They believe sooner or later will be done. It will, but this contract should have been settled after last season.
Is Brees ready to put a bounty on the Saints?
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