NFL Notes: Drew Brees, Dolphins, Jets, Raiders & Las Vegas


Drew Brees

  • A source told Jason Cole back in August that that Tom Condon, the agent for Saints QB Drew Brees, was asking for $85 million guaranteed in a new extension.
  • Mike Triplett suggests a possible solution for the two parties could be a four-year extension worth $100 million, which would bring his total deal to a five-year, $120 million contract with $70 million guaranteed over the course of the first three years.
  • Triplett adds that this would allow Brees to opt out after the first three years or receive $25 million per year in 2019 and 2020.
  • The one handup, according to Triplett, could be whether Brees demands guarantees be included in 2019.


Dolphins executive VP Dawn Aponte is leaving the organization and “transitioning” to a top role at RSE Venturesa.

“I am transitioning out of the Dolphins,” Aponte said Tuesday, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “This is something [executive vice president] Mike [Tannenbaum], Matt and I have been talking about for more than several months. It started out as a conversation with sort of what’s the next step in my progression and my career, where my interests are and what I’ve been looking to do.

“I’ve had an amazing experience in the NFL with all the different things I’ve been able to do and touch and experience,” Aponte said. “In our conversations we discussed how I could best use my experience and expand it to more business involvement. This is something new where I can contribute but also grow and develop.”


Jets HC Todd Bowles confirmed they will treat 2015 as a for second-round QB Christian Hackenberg will get a “redshirt year.

“We’ll give Hack a redshirt year and the other three can play,” Bowles said of Hackenberg and their quarterback situation, via


  • Jason Cole reports that if Las Vegas doesn’t come through with funding for a new Las Vegas stadium now, the Raiders and the NFL will move to other solutions.
  • Cole refers to this as a “one shot chance for Las Vegas.”
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