Chargers | Brees turned down six-year 50m contract with team

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Sun, 12 Mar 2006 09:38:38 -0800

    Harvey Fialkov and Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent QB Drew Brees (Chargers) turned down a six-year, $50 million contract because only $2 million of it was guaranteed, according to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Chargers only guaranteed $2 million because of the uncertain status of his surgically repaired right shoulder.
  2. VThokie7

    VThokie7 Well-Known Member

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    Can't blame him, $2 million guarented is pretty pitiful for a QB. When you look out at some of the bonus's other players are getting and thats all he is offered I can see why he would turn it down.
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Dolphins to make their QB move

    posted: Saturday, March 11, 2006

    The Saints may have the edge in signing San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees. But they didn't make a deal good enough to preventing him from making a visit to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

    Dolphins coach Nick Saban and general manager Randy Mueller flew to Birmingham, Ala., to meet Brees and try to convince him to make a visit to Miami Sunday. The Saints also tried to sign him and still have a good chance.

    Though the Chargers are still holding their last offer for Brees, there is virtually no chance he will consider it. Once Brees left the Chargers this week, he started looking for his new home.

    After Brees makes his visit to the Dolphins, his future should be settled by Sunday night.

    The Dolphins seem to be using Sunday as their main day to make the final determination on their big quarterback move of the offseason. With the Titans and Raiders out of the trade bidding for Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper, the Dolphins are the lone team still left in the mix.

    Though the Dolphins are unwilling to give up a second-round choice for Culpepper, they still are a player for him. One of Saban's many quick shuttles on the plane Saturday was to see Culpepper. They have several players in for visits in Miami Saturday, but Saban was away and told them that his priority was settling the quarterback situations.
    On Sunday, the Dolphins have to either come up with a contract for Brees or make a trade for Culpepper.

    per John Clayton
  4. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    yeah i can't blame him either, $2 million is like cheap change for a QB
  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    I'm assuming that the $2 million was a guaranteed signing bonus. Regardless of his health status, that would be pretty insulting to an NFL starting quarterback.
  6. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Nice Job San Diego...Short change the guy with Guaranteed money after he gets injured for you.
  7. Thick 'N Hearty

    Thick 'N Hearty Active Member

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    And now the starting lineup for the 2006 New Orleans Saints. At quarterback, Drew Brees....
  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That is a slap in the face! I would be outta there like a burgler too!!
  9. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    I don't know...the Dolphins are better team in a better town. If the money is comparable, I'd think he'd choose the fins.

    we'll have to see eh?
  10. Q_the_man

    Q_the_man Well-Known Member

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    Clayton is so dumb, like the DOlphins have to sign one, is it a deadline on both these QBs why the rush
  11. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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    The contract offered by the Chargers was a 6 year deal but 5 years were voidable by the team. So basically they could void them and make it a one year deal screwing Brees
  12. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Exactly. I can see the concern with the injury,but GEEZ, don't insult the guy.

    48 million worth of incentives? Good luck gettin' some sleep Drew.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    the idiot Charger GM has decided that Rivers is the next Brady and will win as fast as Rothslisberger. I will laugh so hard if Rivers turns out to be a bust.
  14. notherbob

    notherbob Well-Known Member

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    San Diego's negotiating tactics have been idiotic for years and I wouldn't expect anything different any time soon..
  15. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    I thought Brees was dead, and the Chargers had NO interest in resigning him?:laugh2:
  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    from PFT:


    The scuttlebutt in league circles is that quarterback Drew Brees doesn't want to join the Saints, but that he's talking to them in the hopes of driving up the offer made by his preferred destination, the Miami Dolphins.

    Word is that the Saints envision Brees as a short-term starter who would handle the job while Matt Leinart or Vince Young or Jay Cutler get ready to play. As a result, the Saints are offering the kind of deal that Kurt Warner signed two seasons ago in New York as Eli Manning got ready to play -- a two-year contract that is essentially a one-year deal.

    The problem is that the Fins don't want to pay the same kind of money in 2006 that the Saints are willing to invest. Instead, Miami is giving Brees the opportunity to earn big money over the long term.

    So the Saints are banking on Brees' shoulder being fully healed in time for the 2006 season, and the Dolphins are being more cautious.

    In the end, Brees' best play might be to take less money in the short term with an organization that is far better equipped to succeed over the long haul.​
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    stay away from that toilet that is NO. No QB has ever been able to win there.
  18. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I bet the Saints and Dolphins enjoy reading this. Nothing like giving them reasons to lower their offers because you're heart is on your sleeve.


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