Kristian: Brees is ''willing to consider'' restructuring contract
In the wake of Tom Brady restructuring his contract to save the New England Patriots salary cap space and remain competitive, Saints fans have been wondering if Drew Brees would be willing to do something similiar to help out the Black and Gold.
I asked Drew today, "Since word of Brady restructuring his deal to save the Pats cap room, fans have been asking if you might be willing to do something similar?"
Brees responded via text, "I am always willing to consider anything that will help the team or the cap situation."
The Saints are cash-strapped trying to get under the $121 million salary cap on or before the new league year begins on March 12th.
Brees signed a record-breaking 5 year $100 million contract in the summer of last year. Brees' salary cap figure is $17.4 million for the 2013 season, and escalates rapidly in the following seasons. In 2014 it rises to $18.4 million, and in 2015 it skyrockets to $26.4 million, then to $27.4 million in 2016.
So, do I think he will do it? Well, Brees has never been a selfish player, and is driven to win. His legacy has been about winning and getting back to the Super Bowl, not necessarly about his money. If he should restructure his deal, he would not be giving up anything now or in the long-term. We'll find out what happens in the next two weeks.
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