Saints showing disrespect towards Drew Brees

Yeah, we've heard already. Drew Brees is a 100 percent shoe in to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints. I mean the Saints without Brees would be like New Orleans without Bourbon Street. It's a done deal right? Whether it s a done deal or not, i think it's downright disrespectful to the biggest icon in Louisiana sports history.
Take Saints GM Mickey Loomis for instance on a radio conference call when asked about the impending new contract for Drew Brees. "I think i'd be out of a job if Drew was not signed" quipped Loomis. Does that sound like a guy who is ready to let the MVP (well all know) of the NFL the past 6 years walk? Drew himself took it further on the Dan Patrick show during Superbowl week last week by saying, "There is no doubt in my mind, i will be a New Orleans Saint for the rest of my career". You can even ask Saints head coach Sean Payton what he thinks. Said Payton, "I would be stunned if Drew Brees is not back in a Saints uniform next year."
Ok, so what's the hold up? How long does it take for an organization to realize the accomplishments of Drew Brees? Let me list some of them for you, just to be on the same page as Mickey Loomis......

National Football League records


  • Single season passing leader – 5,476 yards (2011)
  • Most completions in a season – 468 (2011)
  • Most 300+ yard passing games in a season – 13 (2011)
  • Most consecutive 300+ yard passing games – 7 (2011) (Weeks 10,12,13,14,15,16,17; 2011)
  • Most consecutive games with 350+ yards passing – 4 (Weeks 3,4,5,6; 2011)
  • Highest completion percentage, season – 71.2% (2011)
  • Highest post-season completion percentage, career – 66.7%
  • Lowest post-season interception percentage, career – 0.70%
  • Most completions in a Super Bowl – 32 (Super Bowl XLIV; tied with Tom Brady)
  • Most consecutive seasons with 4000+ passing yards – 6 (2006-2011; tied with Peyton Manning)
  • Most consecutive seasons with 4000+ passing yards and 30+ Touchdowns – 4, 2008-current
  • Most games with 20+ completions, season – 16 (2010,2011)
  • Most passing completions per game, career – 23.4 comp/game
  • Most consecutive 350+ completion seasons, career – 6 (2006-2011)
  • Most 400+ completion seasons, career – 4 (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Most passing yards per game, career – 263.7 yards/game
  • Most passing attempts per game, career – 35.5 att/game
  • Most completions in a playoff game – 39 (at Seattle, 1/8/2011)
  • Most pass attempts in a playoff game with zero interceptions – 60 (at Seattle, 1/8/2011)
  • Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception during the playoffs – 215 [2006 – 2011(*still in progress)]
  • Most consecutive games with at least 20 completions – 36
  • Most Seasons with 5000+ passing yards- 2 (2008 & 2011)
  • Most Seasons with 20+ completions, season – 2 (2010 & 2011)

New Orleans Saints franchise records

  • Most passing yards in a single season – 5,476 yards (2011)
  • Consecutive games with at least 1 TD pass – 43 (2009–present) 2nd NFL all-time
  • Highest Comp. %, Career (Min. 500 attempts) – 65.7%
  • Highest Comp. %, Season (Min. 14 attempts/game) – 71.23% (2011)
  • Highest YPA, Career (Min. 500 attempts) – 7.56
  • Highest YPA, Season (Min. 14 attempts/game) – 8.5 (2009)
  • Highest Passer Rating, Career (Min. 500 attempts) – 93.8
  • Highest Passer Rating, Season (Min. 14 attempts/game) – 110.6 (2011)
  • Most Completions, Season – 468 (2011)
  • Most Completions, Game – 39 vs. Denver, 9/21/2008
  • Most Consecutive Completions – 19 (12/27/09)
  • Most Pass Attempts, Season – 658 (2010)
  • Most Pass Attempts, Game – 60 (tied with Aaron Brooks)
  • Most Passing Yards, Game – 510 vs. Cincinnati, 11/19/2006 (seventh highest in NFL history)
  • Most 4000 Yard Passing Seasons – 6
  • Most Consecutive 4000 Yard Passing Seasons – 6 (2006–11)
  • Most Games w/300+ Yards Passing, Season – 13 (2011)
  • Most Consecutive Games w/300+ Yards Passing – 7 (2011)
  • Most Touchdown Passes, Season – 46 (2011)
  • Most Touchdown Passes, Game – 6 (9/13/2009) (tied with Billy Kilmer)
  • Most Touchdown Passes On Opening Day, 6 (2009)
  • Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 201

Should i go further? I can dig a little deeper than this as well.......

Other notable accomplishments

Do these look like the numbers of a quarterback that is not deserving of a nice fat contract? The point is Drew Brees is being vastly disrespected by the Saints organization. Everyone with knowledge of professional football these days knows the Top 3 quarterbacks in the game right now are Brady, Brees, and Rogers. Drew Brees is not even in the top 10 as far as highest paid quarterbacks go these days. For example.......New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was the highest paid QB in the league this year with a whopping salary of 17.5 Million....Michael Vick signed a 100 Million dollar contract extension in the middle of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. Giants Superbowl MVP QB Eli Manning just signed a lucrative contract that will pay him 107 Million for the next 7 years. Does all of this make sense to you??
For weeks now it has been "guaranteed" by the media that Drew Brees will never leave New Orleans. Now that the Superbowl is over, the media are starving for some football attention. Here's the first headliner which came out on Monday.......from our good friend Plaxico Burress.... In the article Plaxico states he has a feeling that "Drew Brees is going to sign with the Redskins. Plaxico also hits it right on the head by saying, "I think he's done enough for that organization to where they should have signed him during the season." Tuesday morning, another jolt to the Saints front office when Mike Freeman reported that an unnaimed Saints player said Drew Brees was becoming frustrated with not receiving a long term deal..

"Drew Brees feels baffled, if not worse about how long it's taking for him to receive a long-term contract extension, an unnamed Saints player told's Mike Freeman. Brees has said several times that a deal should be struck before free agency opens, but Freeman reported that privately Brees is telling teammates that his frustrations are rising."

You can either believe the media or believe reality. This is not a question of whether Drew Brees is going to leave the Saints. It's a matter of respect. Do you think Drew Brees doesnt feel disrespected? I'd doubt that. The Saints know what they are going to pay him, and the rest of the league knows what they WOULD pay him. For Mickey Loomis and the front office, it's time to stop dragging your feet and get this deal done once and for all. Not only for Drew Brees, but also for the city of New Orleans. This guy has meant so much to everyone. The meaning Drew Brees has to New Orleanians goes beyond anything that cash can offer. Drew Brees is New Orleans. He's brought us back from one of the worst disasters this country has ever seen. I just wish the New Orleans Saints would realize what they have waiting for them and the future of this city. So to Tom Benson, Coach Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, and Rita Benson, let's get this done, and give Drew the deal of his lifetime. He's given us the same deal. I'll be waiting in the next couple of weeks, to see if the Saints brass feel the same way.........WHO DAT!

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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