Aaron Rodgers and the Packers continued their recent dominance over the Bears Thursday.
Given how poorly the team has been run, the only reason Brees should consider staying is his affection for New Orleans. The team over the last five years has traded away his best weapons and, in return, used the savings to spend on poor free agents — not to mention poor draft picks. The Saints threw away whatever gift Brees gave them this year with the extension.
The closest comparison to these Saints is the pre-Reggie McKenzie Raiders, which was arguably the worst-run organization in the history of sports. The only thing that has kept the Saints from being looked at in the same way is the presence of Brees, who effectively has played the same role Peyton Manning did for the Colts in the late 2000s. Once Manning went down with an injury, the Colts immediately became the worst team in the NFL. These Saints likely would be no different.
Brees last year agreed to, all things considered, a very low one-year, $24.25 million contract. He did not force the Saints to use a $36 million franchise tag that would have given the team no ability to improve around him. In return for doing that, Brees got two concessions from the Saints: the inability to trade him and the inability to use the franchise tag on him in 2018. The Saints have until the day before free agency in 2018 to either work out an extension or allow him to be a free agent.
Normally when teams face salary cap hell the way the Saints have, they make a major concession in one season and get their books in order so they can compete in the future. For the Saints, this should have been strongly considered in 2015 and certainly done in 2016, but Wholesale Jerseys Usa they have yet to do it.
Instead of taking the pain for a year, the Saints have continued to Paypal Cheap Jerseys sign any players they can regardless of fit or impact on the cap, hoping something would stick. Spend as much as possible, tomorrow be damned.