I HATE and DESPISE Drew Brees, the most pompous, ostentatious, conceited, and narcissistic player in any sport, ever. This is why:
Drew Brees shouldn't be praised as a hero after such a lengthy contract dispute.
In an offseason marred by the bounty scandal which had already seen coach Sean Payton barred for the NFL season, GM Mickey Loomis banned for eight games and assistant coach Joe Vitt banned for six along with multiple players, the Saints and the city needed some positive momentum. Naturally, the person who could lift the city on his shoulders once again was their quarterback.
New Orleans' proclaimed savior responded to the trials his team was undergoing by engaging in a lengthy contract dispute to the dismay of ownership and fans everywhere. It was not until July 13 that Brees agreed to a five-year,$100 million contract that contains the largest guaranteed amount of money ever in the NFL:$60 million. With the most guaranteed money also comes the biggest annual salary ever in league history at $20 million.
At a time when the team is under intense scrutiny and has a tarnished reputation, Brees used his public amnesty as leverage to force the Saints to up their contract offer. That does not seem like behavior for a city's hero, even if the hero has an agent running the negotiations. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1259477-dr...
Brees is on the backside of his career and only has 4 or so years left in him. He may go to the Hall of Fame as a second or third Ballet but he's nowhere near the best in the league. Look at how may INTs he throws 38 INTs in 2 seasons. Rodgers 17 INTs in 2 seasons and Brady 16 INTs in 2 seasons. Brees is a good QB, but he is overrated because people forget how much more he throws the ball than any other QB. http://www.nfl.com/player/drewbrees/2504775/s...
Brees ahead 9 to 16 points, tossed 86 times
4th q tossed 163 times
Margin +15 tossed it 224 times
4th q with in 7 points, tossed 75 times