|Week 17 (@ATL) - Average||24.0-38.0||248.0||2.0||0.5||2.5||0||20|
|Week 17 (@ATL) - Dave Richard||19-32||188||2||0||0||0||19|
|Week 17 (@ATL) - Jamey Eisenberg||29-44||308||2||1||5||0||22|
|2014 Season - Average||423.0-635.5||5056.5||39.0||13.0||50.5||0.5||404|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||415-609||5008||41||14||57||0||409|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||431-662||5105||37||12||44||1||398|
|Current Player Ranking: 6|
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QB Drew Brees expects to retire with Saints
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/2/15) Despite the trade rumors that were being floated around by the NFL media, Saints quarterback Drew Brees expects to retire with the team, reports the Times-Picayune.
Asked if he planned to retire with the Saints, Brees said, "I do, absolutely."
"But I also understand the reality of the business," he added. "You got to perform, you know. You got to give them reason to keep you around."
"I'll be honest with you, I really did not pay attention one bit," Brees said in an interview Thursday with WWL AM 870 radio.
"This is that time of year where I am very focused on family. ... I have a close enough relationship with everybody within the Saints organization that if something was going on, I would have heard about it from them. If there was any seriousness, you know, reality (to the rumors), that would be discussed. Anything that I hear or get wind of is typically false. False reports."
In 2014, Brees finished with his fewest touchdown passes (33) since 2010. Over his 14 seasons in the NFL, the 36-year-old has thrown for 56,033 yards with 396 touchdowns and 194 interceptions.
Saints GM: Drew Brees will not be traded
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) With speculation growing over Saints quarterback Drew Brees being on the trade block, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis denied the reports, according to USA Today.
"Anybody who thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that's just not true," Loomis said.
Brees, 36, is expected to have a cap hit of nearly $27 million in 2015 and struggled at times during the 2014 season.
Report: Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks only Saints not on trading block
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(3/12/15) The Saints "appear to be shopping everyone but Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks," reports ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, adding the team is undergoing a "complete retool." New Orleans traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks and starting guard Ben Grubbs to the Chiefs.
The Saints reportedly are actively shopping wideout Kenny Stills, who caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns last season.
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Saints don't plan to renegotiate Drew Brees' contract
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) The Saints are expected to be $20 million over the salary cap, the worst position of any team in the NFL. Despite that, head coach Sean Payton doesn't expect to save money by asking Drew Brees to take a pay cut.
Speaking with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday, Payton said, ""I don't think that's something that's going to be happening anytime soon"
Payton said he didn't think Brees or his agent had spoken to Saints GM Mickey Loomis about doing anything to reduce the quarterback's cap hit, which is expected to be $26.4 million in 2015.
Saints QB Drew Brees' contract becomes guaranteed
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/7/15) Saints quarterback Drew Brees' base salary of $18.75 million became guaranteed Wednesday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry.
Brees, who threw for 4,952 yards and 33 touchdowns with 17 interceptions, is under contract with the Saints until 2016, when he is due $19.75 million. In the last three seasons with the Saints, Brees has thrown for 15,291 yards and 115 touchdowns.
|Drew Brees is still in New Orleans, but Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills are not. Losing that much production (1,820 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014) stings a lot, but something caught our eye that suggests that Brees won't be so bad. From 2006 to 2010 -- five years before Jimmy Graham really became a superstar -- Brees averaged 4,583 yards and 31 touchdowns per season with the Saints. Brees topped both of those averages in 2014, being one of five quarterbacks to pass for more than 4,500 yards and one of eight to throw at least 31 touchdowns. Granted, Graham and Stills played a role in that. But with the Saints adding C.J. Spiller and promoting tight end Josh Hill and receiver Nick Toon, not to mention getting back second-year receiver Brandin Cooks, all while rebuilding the O-line, maybe Brees' outlook isn't so bad. He's not worth a Top 30 pick, but to call him a bust or a risky pick is off base. We'd take Brees soon after Matt Ryan gets taken in Round 4 or so in standard leagues. Brees will still be a first-round pick in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
(Updated 4/22/15) |