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Hines 07-13-2012 12:39 PM

Drew Brees Signs Deal
 
5 years, 100 million and 60 in guarantees. Link will be up soon as well.



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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

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearsfan_51 (Post 3055902)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by broth223 (Post 3055904)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giantsfan1080 (Post 3055942)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearsfan_51 (Post 3055944)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by draftguru151 (Post 3055934)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ness (Post 3055896)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3055961)
$40 Million in one DAY. I heard the $40 Million was "up front."


Ness 07-13-2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bert Macklin (Post 3055975)
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.

Quote:

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

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearsfan_51 (Post 3056026)
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.


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