“Now here we are at the end of the season and it’s time to pick up discussions again, obviously once we all get a chance to step away and decompress and let this season kind of settle,” Brees said. “But I’ve had conversations with (Saints General Manager) Mickey Loomis and my agent and at some point very soon we’re going continue to talk and hopefully we will get a deal done very soon.”
Brees would love to get a deal done sooner rather then later.
“Really the sooner the better. I would even say that between now and free agency (in early March) I’d really like to have something done,” Brees said. “Obviously there’s a lot that goes into it. It’s not as easy as maybe some people think it is. I just think there’s a lot of factors, variables, things to consider. The fact is we’re all very confident that a deal will get done sooner than later.”
Brees would love the Saints to be able to keep as many players as they can, but he understands the buisness.
“My No. 1 priority, and it always has been this, is keeping our team together and making sure we have the right guys in the right positions to make a run at this for a long time,” Brees said. “Now, obviously my job is not head coach and my job is not general manager. I feel like we’ve got two very capable individuals in those positions. But I think we all kind of work together on this thing.
“Put it this way – I’m not worried one bit about my contract or our ability to keep guys at key positions. Is it realistic to think we can keep absolutely everybody? I don’t know how realistic that is just because every year on a team there’s turnover and I think that’s just the business we’re in. That’s the biggest reason why it’s so sad when the season ends. It’s not because the season is over and you don’t get to play anymore games or you know you’re not going to win a championship that year. The biggest sadness comes in because you’re looking around the room and you know that there’s guys you’ve become very close to that you might not be playing with anymore.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone