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What will Drew Brees sign for (1 Viewer)

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I am going to say he signs with Miami who will not let him out of the city till he does sign.

5 years, $50 Million, $7-10 million signing bonus included.

 
6 years, 55 million with 16 million up front.
Possibly right. I thought about a bigger upfront number but I also thought clubs might use the shoulder thing in negotiation with this guy. Either way Drew Brees is going to add to what probably is already a deep bank account.
 
There are simply too many players with too much cap space and a huge need at QB for the signing bonus to be much lower than $15 million.

Edit to add: I believe that the Vikings apparent desperation to move Culpepper immediately is to make certain they get something for Culpepper before they win the Brees bidding war. If the Vikings get Brees first, the likely players for Culpepper might figure the Vikings will cut him rather than pay him the $6 million.

 
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I do believe that whatever the deal and whomever with, the team signing him will build an escape clause after a year or two max in case his arm becomes a noodle.

 
I could see him signing a Eli--Alex smith type of deal. But i also think the first year or couple years will be based on incentives incase his "arm becomes a noodle".

 
6 years, 55 million with 16 million up front.
:shock: Rumor has it that he's asking for $9-$10 million up front, but that by doing so he's pricing himself out of the market. Teams won't pay that much.

I think he'd be happy to get anything more than $6 million (plus incentives).

He may sign a five-year contract, but in all likelihood only the first year will be guaranteed. So in essence it'd be a one-year deal for $6 million or whatever he can get.

 
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He won't price himself out of the market, he'll just scare off potential suitors and sign for less later in the free agency period.

I think, as mentioned above, that teams will use the shoulder issue as a bargaining chip and he'll eventually sign for 6 years $45-50 mil and $10 up front. If I'm a GM I would be wondering how good he'll be without an LT behind him to draw all the attention.

 
Not exactly contract-related, but I didn't want to start another Brees thread. This was posted on the Sun-Sentinel website by Alex Marvez about 15 minutes ago:

A source said Dolphins coach Nick Saban and General Manager Randy Mueller traveled to Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday morning to meet with Brees, who was scheduled to travel today to New Orleans. A private charter airplane registered to Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga arrived in Birmingham from Fort Lauderdale this morning.
 
Not exactly contract-related, but I didn't want to start another Brees thread. This was posted on the Sun-Sentinel website by Alex Marvez about 15 minutes ago:

A source said Dolphins coach Nick Saban and General Manager Randy Mueller traveled to Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday morning to meet with Brees, who was scheduled to travel today to New Orleans. A private charter airplane registered to Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga arrived in Birmingham from Fort Lauderdale this morning.
Been meaning to post this, thought the Fins fans would like it:Brees as a Dolphin

 
This is the deal SD offered him and he turned down.

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While the potential total value of the Chargers' contract proposal is $50 million over the six years – in line with other top quarterbacks – the only guaranteed money is $2 million, well below what stars such as Tom Brady and Carson Palmer have received in recent deals.

Brees could earn an additional $8 million the first year of the contract should he play 75 percent of the team's snaps.

Should Brees be on the roster the 11th day of the league year in 2007, he would get a $6 million option bonus and be guaranteed $6.5 million for '07.

Additionally, any portion of the playing-time incentive not earned the first season would be available for Brees to earn in subsequent seasons. The incentives would be written as a one-time achievement clause, meaning should Brees better his 2005 performance in passer rating, completion percentage, interception percentage, total passing yards, yards per pass or touchdown passes he would earn the balance.
That's a good deal he turned down. If his shoulder turns out OK he stood to make $22.5MM over the next two years. Condon has repeatedly said he is dealing as if Brees has no injury which is unrealistic (he wants $9MM+ upfront). I think his chances of not playing next year are higher than he is letting on :shrug:
 
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This is the deal SD offered him and he turned down.

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While the potential total value of the Chargers' contract proposal is $50 million over the six years – in line with other top quarterbacks – the only guaranteed money is $2 million, well below what stars such as Tom Brady and Carson Palmer have received in recent deals.

Brees could earn an additional $8 million the first year of the contract should he play 75 percent of the team's snaps.

Should Brees be on the roster the 11th day of the league year in 2007, he would get a $6 million option bonus and be guaranteed $6.5 million for '07.

Additionally, any portion of the playing-time incentive not earned the first season would be available for Brees to earn in subsequent seasons. The incentives would be written as a one-time achievement clause, meaning should Brees better his 2005 performance in passer rating, completion percentage, interception percentage, total passing yards, yards per pass or touchdown passes he would earn the balance.
That's a good deal he turned down. If his shoulder turns out OK he stood to make $22.5MM over the next two years. Condon has repeatedly said he is dealing as if Brees has no injury which is unrealistic (he wants $9MM+ upfront). I think his chances of not playing next year are higher than he is letting on :shrug:
Other than the low guaranteed amount, that's a great deal. According to the article, Brees wants $8.1M in guaranteed money. The Chargers told Brees they had some "wiggle room" to go up from their offer of $2M guaranteed, but would not meet Brees's demand of $8.1M.Despite the low guaranteed number, with the bonuses and incentive clauses, that contract is for a greater amount than I would have expected.

Here is the key quote from the article, I think:

Said Chargers Vice President Ed McGuire: “At the end of the day they don't want to take the risk he doesn't come back this year. Neither do we.”
The Chargers don't want to pay $8M in guaranteed money because they're not confident enough that Brees will play this year. And it seems that Brees won't accept incentives in lieu of a guarantee for the same reason.
 

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