I understand the whole “negotiation ploy” and trying not to talk up your players when you’re trying to negotiate a contract, but Mickey Loomis…..you have LOST YOUR HEAD HOMIE!
If you didn’t already know, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are in the middle of a contract negotiations and are rumored to still be a solid chunk of change apart. But what Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said (according to a few NFL sources at the NFL Combine) may have been the single dumbest thing I have ever read.
Whoa, whoa, whoa…..run that back for me one second. “Very good, not great”….you kidding me, bro? We’re talking about the same guy here, right? You know, Drew Brees…the guy who threw for an NFL-record 5,476 yards, 46 touchdowns last season and was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year. Yeah, the same guy who single-handedly took the New Orleans Saints franchise from the Aints, to one of the NFL’s offensive powerhouses. The same guy who brought a hurricane Katrina struck city from toilet bowl, to Super Bowl CHAMPS. You BET YOUR ASS YOU OWE THAT GUY A BLANK CHECK.
The NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year, The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year awards, and the face of the NFL Players Association. Oh yeah, and that Super Bowl in 2009. You know, the only one your usually pathetic organization has ever seen, yeah, that WAS ALL DREW. Oh and he just so happened to be MVP of that game.
So the Saints have until 4 p.m. ET on Monday, March 5 to either sign Brees to a multi-year extension or use the franchise tag. The franchise tender for a quarterback in 2012 is reportedly worth around $14.5 million. There is no way the Saints want to do that.
Apparently the Saints and Brees’ agent, Tom Condon of CAA Football are over $5 million per year apart on contract talks, which could require Saints owner Tom Benson intervening to get a deal done. I would say...GET YOUR ASS IN THERE BENSON, BEFORE YOUR IDIOT GM RUNS HIS MOUTH ANYMORE.
Hey Loomis, if you thought Hurricane Katrina was bad, just see what will happen to the Superdome if you fuck around with Drew Brees and his contract/relationship with the Saints. You have no idea. Give the man a blank check, or else you will NEVER live this down.