Saints QB Drew Brees expressed his frustration with the current state of his contract while joining WWL radio.
“It’s been extremely frustrating for me,” Brees said, per Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “The negotiation shouldn’t have been this difficult.”
The Saints have said that they want to get Brees a long term contract, but earlier reports have said that both sides do not agree on what Brees’ is worth. Triplett says that Brees thinks there has been a “lack of communication” between the two sides as of late and that has been “part of problem with contract talks.”
The fact that New Orleans is currently operating without head coach Sean Payton seemingly would have force them to get Brees under contract months ago, but the Saints are obviously unwilling to pay him the kind of money that he’s looking for.
“This is a big time for our team, especially when you look at what’s happened in this offseason, missing our head coach, Sean Payton,” Brees said. “There should be a sense of urgency and yet it seems like there’s not.”
Brees added that he and his representation have contacted the Saints “on a number of occasions,” but have been “frustrated by the lack of response.”
ESPN’s Bill Polian mentioned a few weeks ago that Saints can holdout until July before getting concerned about their quarterback. As with any negotiations, this will most likely come down to the last possible minute before being resolved.