The New Orleans Saints are currently playing their best football of the year and much of that has to do with the record setting pace of QB Drew Brees.
Despite being on pace to break Dan Marino‘s record for the most yards in a single NFL season, Brees is sit to hit the free agent market at the end of season.
Talks have been off and on throughout the season but Brees has decided to end the contract negotiations and focus on the current season.
“You know, I didn’t want it to become a distraction,” Brees said, per Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “And from the discussions we had, going back and forth, there was no progress really being made. I really wanted to just focus on football.”
It’s honestly hard to believe that the Saints are still trying to drive a hard bargain with their franchise quarterback who has brought them their first Super Bowl title and is on a record setting pace this season. Most teams would feel lucky to have to pay a franchise quarterback that means as much as Brees does to the city of New Orleans but the team obviously has their concerns.
The Saints will have more than Brees to worry about at the end of the season as G Carl Nicks, WR Marques Colston, CB Tracy Porter and DT Aubrayo Franklin will all be unrestricted free agents. All of them show up on our Top 50 Free Agents list.