There is a Yahoo! story from yesterday afternoon that indicated that Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints where $5 million apart during contract negotiations. To make matters worse, in the same report, GM Mickey Loomis is said to have recently called Drew Brees “very good” in response to Brees being called “great”
But just as we begin to wonder just what the h*ll Loomis is doing, CBS Sports drops a report to trump all other reports.
The Saints offered Drew Brees a long-term contract before the 2011 season that would have made him the highest-paid player in the NFL — and Brees and his agent, Tom Condon, turned down the offer, a league source told CBSSports.com.“He (general manager Mickey Loomis) offered Brees the highest-paid contract in NFL history,” the source said. “Does that not equate with great or elite?”
And with that, s#*t just got real in New Orleans.