Report: Drew Brees would make over $23 million in 2013 under the tag

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According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, if John Clayton’s calculations are correct, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees would make $23,574,240 million in 2013, if he’s given the franchise tag for the third time in his career.

There isn’t a single player in the NFL that’s ever made that much money in one season.  It looks like the Saints don’t have that much leverage with Brees’ contract situation.  If he holds out this year, the Saints would then have to either place the tag on him for a third time next season, or finally give in and pay him the money he’s looking for.