Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still don’t have a deal. Therefore, the QBA�is free to negotiate with other teams starting on Monday. A previous report did suggest that he would not be allowed to speak with other teams on Monday. But that is not true.
“Both the NFL and the NFLPA, via spokesman George Atallah, have told PFT that Brees, through his agent, can negotiate with other teams when the window opens on Monday.”
However, it remains likely that he and the Saints will reach a new deal. After all, that’s what both sides want.
“I mean, Ia��m more toward the end of my career than the beginning, I know that. Thata��s all I divulge [about how long I plan on playing]. But the season ends, and this one will sting, but I think you look back at the things we accomplished and some of the memories that were made and the relationships that were built and the way this team came together. It really leaves me excited for the future of Saints football.”
That’s not all, of course.
“Ia��m hoping Ia��m a part of a few more that I feel that way about and we can make a run at it. Unfortunately, sometimes experience is a tough teacher, and things happen, and you can go one of two ways with it. Does it put you in the tank? Does it pull you apart? Or does it unite you and make you stronger and mold you and strengthen you? Thata��s the outlook Ia��m taking, and I think thata��s the outlook that our entire team is taking.”
Let’s assume the Saints and Brees reach a deal. But what if they don’t? Which teams steps up instead?