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Hines
07-13-2012, 12:39 PM
5 years, 100 million and 60 in guarantees. Link will be up soon as well.



https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/223832772366700544

vidae
07-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Brees got paid.

jrdrylie
07-13-2012, 12:52 PM
No surprise. With all the crap going on in New Orleans, they had to sign Brees. I may be wrong, but does this make Bree the first $20 million a year player?

LonghornsLegend
07-13-2012, 12:54 PM
He deserves it. It's also not like it stopped them from bringing back Colston.

Ness
07-13-2012, 12:55 PM
New Orleans caved in.

bearsfan_51
07-13-2012, 01:02 PM
It's a ton of money, but it's money well spent. Mario Williams got 6 years-100 mil, and I don't think anyone would argue that Williams is worth more than Brees.

Brothgar
07-13-2012, 01:04 PM
It's a ton of money, but it's money well spent. Mario Williams got 6 years-100 mil, and I don't think anyone would argue that Williams is worth more than Brees.

Not at this point in their contracts but by the end Williams will be worth considerably more than Brees IMO.

K Train
07-13-2012, 01:07 PM
they said a deal would get done, a deal got done. good deal for both sides

Ness
07-13-2012, 01:08 PM
Well what were they going to do, not go into the season with Brees? New Orleans was just wasting time with all the stalling they were doing trying to act like the big boss corporation that doesn't bow down to anyone. If it was a running back things would be different, but not your franchise QB.

bearsfan_51
07-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Not at this point in their contracts but by the end Williams will be worth considerably more than Brees IMO.
That's irrelevant in the NFL, where the last few years on a contract are just for decoration anyway.

CJSchneider
07-13-2012, 01:37 PM
I was never worried that a deal would not be made. Now on to winning the NFC South.

draftguru151
07-13-2012, 01:44 PM
I wanna make 40 mil in one year. :(

vidae
07-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Come on Pioli, now it's time to sign Bowe. :(

Giantsfan1080
07-13-2012, 01:55 PM
He gets $40 million his first year? How does that fit under the cap?

bearsfan_51
07-13-2012, 01:57 PM
He gets $40 million his first year? How does that fit under the cap?
You can prorate your salary cap hits in all sorts of manipulative ways. This is going to tie their hands in terms of making big moves going forward, however.

Giantsfan1080
07-13-2012, 02:01 PM
You can prorate your salary cap hits in all sorts of manipulative ways. This is going to tie their hands in terms of making big moves going forward, however.

Ok so basically in the future they're going to get screwed then unless the cap goes up by a ton like it's supposed to in a few years?

Cap hit for a year should 100% always be yearly salary+(bonus/# of years in contract). Kind of annoying how teams can change that.

phlysac
07-13-2012, 02:25 PM
I wanna make 40 mil in one year. :(

$40 Million in one DAY. I heard the $40 Million was "up front."

Bert Macklin
07-13-2012, 02:54 PM
New Orleans caved in.

We gave him what he deserved. Huge difference. Back in the day you'd pay whatever you had to to keep Montana.

Brodeur
07-13-2012, 03:11 PM
$40 Million in one DAY. I heard the $40 Million was "up front."

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lthemekE5w1qjpwun.gif

Ness
07-13-2012, 03:45 PM
We gave him what he deserved. Huge difference. Back in the day you'd pay whatever you had to to keep Montana.

Right, but the difference is having a deal already in place way before the season was even over, instead of dragging it out until the last minute. New Orleans didn't have any leverage here, so they were just wasting time.

Bert Macklin
07-13-2012, 04:19 PM
Dad just emailed me this.

Drew Brees cap numbers:$10.4M (2012), $17.4M (2013), $18.4M (2014), $26.4M (2015), $27.4M (2016)wp.me/p14QSB-4nnl
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk)

Giantsfan1080
07-13-2012, 04:22 PM
I just don't understand how you can manipulate the cap by $30 million dollars.

bearsfan_51
07-13-2012, 04:32 PM
Everyone gets their signing bonus upfront. You would have to be able to prorate it or people would be getting cut constantly.

Giantsfan1080
07-13-2012, 04:38 PM
Everyone gets their signing bonus upfront. You would have to be able to prorate it or people would be getting cut constantly.

I know you get the signing bonus upfront but cap hit equals salary for the year plus the total bonus divided by number of years in contract. The bonus alone should be a $12 million per year cap hit not even including the yearly salary. His cap hit is lower than that so I just don't know how the gurus hide all that money. In this case it's especially because it's $30 million missing.

49ersfan_87
07-13-2012, 05:04 PM
It's a $40 million signing bonus spread over 5 years, right? So it should be prorated at $8M a year, subtracting from 40 immediately, i think.

themaninblack
07-14-2012, 01:34 AM
Over a two year span they also take a 50+ million dollar cap hit for one player. Now i get it.

Razor
07-14-2012, 04:26 AM
Part of me is upset about the idiocy of this deal, but as I'm sure this will come back and bite the Saints in the ass when they have to let other players go I'm kinda enjoying this...

WCH
07-14-2012, 07:36 AM
I'm fairly confident that I'll never know what it's like to have a $40 Million day.

Brent
07-14-2012, 08:24 AM
I'm fairly confident that I'll never know what it's like to have a $40 Million day.
http://i48.tinypic.com/29wjozk.jpg

CJSchneider
07-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Part of me is upset about the idiocy of this deal, but as I'm sure this will come back and bite the Saints in the ass when they have to let other players go I'm kinda enjoying this...

Using the info here...


http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-orleans-saints/cap-hit/
http://www.spotrac.com/free-agents/nfl/2013/new-orleans-saints/

I can already see some people who we will not resign next season.

descendency
07-14-2012, 03:36 PM
Part of me is upset about the idiocy of this deal, but as I'm sure this will come back and bite the Saints in the ass when they have to let other players go I'm kinda enjoying this...

It won't.

This year basically has a huge signing bonus and then it's a 4 year deal with 60 million remaining and 20 million guaranteed.

The reason why no one else does this is because 99% of players would throw a pissy fit after their pay dropped that much and demand a new deal. However, Brees is smart, will save the money, and will not have this issue.

I actually thought it as a smart move on the Saints part.

descendency
07-14-2012, 03:38 PM
Over a two year span they also take a 50+ million dollar cap hit for one player. Now i get it.

You don't take a cap hit for the signing bonus.

diabsoule
07-15-2012, 03:55 PM
Using the info here...


http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-orleans-saints/cap-hit/
http://www.spotrac.com/free-agents/nfl/2013/new-orleans-saints/

I can already see some people who we will not resign next season.

At the same time, though, Jahri Evans and Jabari Greer both restructured so their deals are likely going to be for more money next year. Thomas Morstead will also have to be re-signed next year as well as Brian De La Puente, if the team feels he's the answer at center, and Jermon Bushrod if the team doesn't think Marcel Jones can step up at LT in year 2.

49erNation85
07-16-2012, 12:07 PM
yeah crap **** and the Saints.Breese was just holding for the best deal possible. So therefor he got paid bigger then Manning Peyton Manning that it is. But ah to hell .49ers will whoop there but again .