It’s been six weeks and four days since the season ended for the Saints, and since quarterback Drew Brees first said he’ll return to the team in 2018. Now, thirteen days away from his first crack at unrestricted free agency since signing with New Orleans, some wonder whether he’ll end up moving on.
Saints coach Sean Payton does not. Payton told PFT Live on Thursday that he expects a deal to be done soon, a deal that will keep Brees in New Orleans.
Payton expressed confidence that agent Tom Condon and G.M. Mickey Loomis will get the situation worked out, which will put Brees under contract for a 13th season in New Orleans.
Rob Ramage Mens Jersey Given Bridgewater’s Derick Brassard Youth Jersey contract situation — he is only guaranteed around $500K of a deal worth up to $15 million and is at risk of being cut during training camp — he’ll have to prove a lot in the lead up to training camp. Already behind 38-year-old Josh McCown on the depth chart, Bridgewater could fall behind whichever rookie quarterback the Jets select with the third overall pick in April’s draft if he’s not back to the player he was by minicamp and OTAs.
Briean Boddy-Calhoun Mens Jersey Bridgewater was undaunted by this possibility in talking to reporters, declaring, Being an athlete and ultimate competitor, as a player, I welcome competition.
Teddy’s in luck. He’ll have plenty of competition under center in New York come July, and August, and September, and so on.
Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy last year, is a polarizing prospect. His on-field talent can’t be denied, but there are questions about his off-field attitude and his height (just 6 feet).
In addition to the Jets, Mayfield told themmqb.com that he has private visits lined up with the Giants and Browns. The Browns, Dolphins and Saints plan to have a workout with him in Norman.
The Jets’ interest in Mayfield is not surprising. Between now and the draft, they will likely workout and have a visit with every top quarterback in the draft. They did it last year with Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky, but ended up drafting neither one.