Saints GM doesn't see 'big issues' with Drew Brees deal

Ruben Hill
January 26, 2018

It appears the New Orleans Saints and veteran signal caller Drew Brees may be headed towards a long-awaited contract extension.

General manager Mickey Loomis echoed that sentiment earlier this week when he told the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "We want him to be our quarterback, and we'll get going on that at some point".

Saints head coach Sean Payton had in the past refused to comment on Brees' contract situation. "I'm not anticipating any big issues".

At the end of the Saints' season, Brees said he wants to re-sign and is not preparing to entertain offers from rival teams. And it's good news.

As for Brees' performance in his age-39 season? "Sometimes you feel a little awkward piling on these compliments, but he deserves them all".

Brees is coming off a 2017 campaign that saw him complete an NFL-record 72 percent of his passes to go with 4,334 yards en route to leading New Orleans to a surprise NFC South title. The impact he's had on our team, our organization, our city is hard to measure.

Kamara and Brees are both competing in this weekend's Pro Bowl, two of eight Saints slated to play in the game. Should New Orleans have let Brees walk, the only other quarterbacks on the roster would be Chase Daniel and Taysom Hill. The Saints can not place the franchise tag on Brees because of a clause in his most recent contract. "We've always got a plan for our cap". But the season ends, and this one will sting, but I think you look back at the things we accomplished and some of the memories that were made and the relationships that were built and the way this team came together.

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