James Miller tweets that New Orleans Saints G Carl Nicks told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he’s looking to top fellow teammate Jahri Evans contract of $ 56.7 million this offseason. Nicks also said that he has yet to discuss a new contract with the Saints.
Earlier reports mentioned that Nicks wanted to stay in New Orleans and was considering giving them a discounted price on his services but that doesn’t appear to be the case. If Nicks wants to beat Evans contract, he’ll be able to do that on the open market which is pretty bad news for the Saints.
New Orleans was hoping to retain Nicks but because they’ve yet to reach an agreement with QB Drew Brees, they’re running the risk of losing of their key free agents. Marques Colston is also a free agent but losing Nicks would increase their chances of him despite the fact that he too is said to be seeking a large contract of his own.
We have Nicks listed as the #2 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.