News just keeps getting worse and worse in New Orleans. The latest batch of bad news comes from Larry Holder of CBS Sports. Holder cites a report from WIST-AM in Louisiana that Drew Brees is “livid” about being hit with the franchise tag and he won’t sign the deal.
Drew Brees is “livid” about being franchise tagged and not receiving a long-term contract, according to WIST-AM in New Orleans. The radio station cites sources in the Brees camp that he will not sign the franchise tag deal. Brees and the Saints have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term deal. If a deal isn’t struck, Brees must sign the franchise tag deal or hold out.
Though things look bad now, there is plenty of time to get a deal done. But with all the distractions that are present in New Orleans at the moment, it may take a little time.
At the end of the day though, there’s just no way the Saints don’t eventually make Brees happy and sign him to a long term deal.