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February 18, 2006

Options Narrow as Chargers Rule Out Tagging Brees: The Chargers have all but ruled out the possibility of placing the franchise or transition tag on quarterback Drew Brees, leaving them only two options: signing him to a new contract or letting him hit the free-agent market.

posted by wingnut4life to football at 07:26 AM - 21 comments

Hell bring Brees here to Dallas. We need somebody that hasn't come out of the senior citizens retirement home for a change. Listen up Bill & Jerry....there may be a quarter back on the market whose arteries haven't hardened yet. Do you think you could handle it?

posted by marilyn1968 at 08:26 AM on February 18

Somebody will get a talented QB this offseason. The question is, will it be Drew or Phillip? I think San Diego has to be COMPLETELY stupid to get rid of Brees the way he's played for 2 straight seasons...he has become San Diego's best player (LT is still their most dynamic playmaker, but Brees is the guy I want to see in the clutch). With that said...LOCK UP DREW BREES...I know you still owe LOTS of money to Rivers, but trade the kid. I'm sure you can get a couple of draft picks for him (and look for a receiver in the draft...though there's not many WRs to choose from), but the point is, the Chargers CAN'T let Brees walk away, cuz somebody will come away with a pretty good QB.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 08:34 AM on February 18

Brees on the market? Hell ya, Miami has weather just as nice as San Diego! C'mon down!

posted by wildwoodbike at 08:59 AM on February 18

Brees in Miami, that sounds great. Miami would become an instant playoff contender. Brees, Chambers, McMichael, R. Brown, R. Williams- Hells yeah

posted by erkno11 at 10:24 AM on February 18

Since you mention QB's, what will the Deadskins do about Patrick Ramsey since they seem to like the "has been" Mark Brunell and it appears that they like the draft pick, Jason Campbell also? Ramsey seems to be caught in the middle with no place to go. I think there are many teams who would like to have him.

posted by usroute17 at 10:28 AM on February 18

Drew Brees is a native Texan, a proven winner with years of quality football ahead of him, a class act, and a gutsy performer. These are the reasons the Idiot Bill Parcells will not go after him. Dallas will not win till they get rid of the Tuna.

posted by mustang71 at 11:24 AM on February 18

I don't know why all of you guys are saying that he's going to your teams. You know that the Lions love swaying in the Brees (yuck-yuck!). You guys can fight over Chad Pennington, he's going to be on the market. Something about "damaged goods, we should cut him" tells me he'll be a good pickup for somebody...

posted by wingnut4life at 11:53 AM on February 18

"Two Drews for Mister Jerry" sounds good for the title of a boring old western movie, but Brees will re-sign at San Diego, I suspect. That does assume that he and they are as smart as he and they should be, and that Jerry Jones is as careful with the checkbook as he should be. Then again, Jerry's checkbook may want another super bowl and is fully capable of giving it to us. That is to say that if Jerry wants it Jerry gets it, Drew Brees included. And, don't forget, I know my football. I just never made it big because I had trouble hitting it out of the infield.

posted by Bud Lang at 12:22 PM on February 18

As a Raiders fan ,We'll take him. He always plays well against us. But then of course so do most Qbs.

posted by livedawhile at 12:30 PM on February 18

Drew in oakland, sounds like a homerun. Except Al Davis wont even consider it,because Drew is not over 35 and sliding down that hill to retirement. Also he is too much of a stand up guy for the Raiders, they like em to carry lots of baggage when they come to the Dark side

posted by StlFan at 02:09 PM on February 18

al needs to really consider this. drew has killed us in the past and why not make a division rival start over at a difficult position. i'm not a huge drew fan, but with a supporting cast like the raiders have a qb like brees would be welcome.

posted by ki44 at 03:06 PM on February 18

My guess is that the Chargers are worried about Brees' health after what happened to him during the last game of the season against Denver. They don't want to re-sign him and then find out that he can't play at the NFL level anymore. I still say that they need to decide which QB is their future and let the other one go. They can get a good draft pick or two if they trade Philip Rivers. I wouldn't mind having either one in a Lions uniform. As for Oakland, I think that they'll make a run for Dante Culpepper. Having him tossing to Moss again wouldn't be such a bad thing. As far as Pennington, he is too injury prone. I think that it would be a big mistake if he doesn't renegotiate his contract. Rumor is, at least two O-linemen already said that the Jets need to cut him because he can't stay healthy.

posted by wingnut4life at 03:18 PM on February 18

Green Bay needs a QB since Brett Favre will be retiring (soon). Also the Deadskins might be willing to trade Patrick Ramsey.

posted by usroute17 at 04:06 PM on February 18

Green Bay needs a QB Speaking logically, Favre needs to retire while he is still "the man." Green Bay drafted Aaron Rogers to be his replacement. If Favre wants to see the Packers continue their excellence, then he'll stick around another year just to be Rodgers' mentor. Green Bay will have to dip into the F.A. market to pick up someone who is capable of helping Rodgers out if Favre doesn't want to play the backup role.

posted by wingnut4life at 04:57 PM on February 18

I'm a TRUE Colts fan.Dump high priced Peyton.Get Brees. Get more free agent defenders with all the extra cash. And wa-la ladies & gentleman.....The formula for the 2007 Colts Super Bowl win.

posted by goodknight at 06:50 PM on February 18

Wasn't there an interview sometime early in the season or just before where Farve said "I'm not here to teach him anything" referring to a question about if he was mentoring Rogers. I don't remember the exact language but I do remember him giving the impression he was not intrested in training a successor.

posted by blakrain at 07:22 PM on February 18

There is no way Parcells is gonna bring in someone whos not in the "tuna circle of trust". So I say keep Brees outta the NFC East. He's too frickin good to be playin our young defence twice a year. Besides we need to spend the money on one more young reciever and take the most under rated QB in the draft in the 3rd or 4th round.....Reggie McNeal.

posted by cowboyfan82 at 08:24 PM on February 18

Reggie Mcneal or Brodie Croyle

posted by cowboyfan82 at 09:02 PM on February 18

goodknight, you are a brilliant man. Dump Manning, and pick up Brees. My Lions will be more than happy to pick up Peyton.

posted by wingnut4life at 09:02 PM on February 18

Reggie McNeil would be a great pick for the Cowboys. I hear the tuna is looking for a QB with more expierence and knowledge of the game. The Tuna is in negociations with Bart Starr.

posted by mustang71 at 09:07 PM on February 18

Even if the Raiders wanted Brees, no way does San Diego trade him within the division. That's just not going to happen. A.J. Smith has been talking to the Dolphins on and off for the last two months, and Brees' name comes up a lot.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:11 PM on February 18

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