G.M. Mickey Loomis discussed the Saints offseason strategy with Alex Marvez and Jim Miller of Sirius NFL Radio. The main topics of discussion included a contract extension for Drew Brees and a restructuring of Reggie Bush‘s contract.
In regards to Drew Brees, Loomis made his intentions known.
“It’s pretty clear that we’re going to want to have Drew under contract for the long term,” Loomis said. “I know that will happen at some point. He knows that will happen at some point.”
While Bree’s isn’t likely to get as much as Peyton Manning will in his next contract but there is no doubt that he’ll be well compensated.
Reggie Bush on the other hand is set to make $11.8 million next season but has already come out and mentioned that he’s willing to renegotiate his current deal so that he can remain in New Orleans.
“We’ve talked a lot about the position because we had a lot of injuries,” Loomis said. “It’s pretty difficult to prognosticate injuries. I’ve got to be a little careful about just because a guy was hurt one year assuming he’s going to get hurt the next. We’re going through that evaluation process right now.”
Loomis is essentially saying that he’s not going to jump at re-signing Bush considering that they have yet to decide on their backfield. The Saints will have to make decision regarding Pierre Thomas before they make a decision on Bush.