The theory is a little far fetched, but bare with me. Drew Brees by any ones standards is a top five quarterback in the NFL. A few nights ago he set the single season record for passing yards with one game left to play. He's won Super Bowls, been to several Pro Bowls, and is the undisputed leader of the New Orleans Saints. Despite all his major accomplishments he is mired in a bitter contract dispute.
Drew Brees wants Manning/Brady type money and the Saints have been reluctant to give it to him thus far. Perhaps it's his size or his age, but the lack of respect for his contributions on and off the field is starting to rub him the wrong way.
There have been rumors that the Indianapolis Colts will pick Andrew Luck with the first pick in the draft and trade Peyton Manning. If that scenario plays itself out what better destination than New Orleans for Peyton, where his father played quarterback? The Manning name in that city is equivalent to the Kennedy name in politics. The prodigal son returning home is a feel good story the whole world would embrace. The possibility of signing the four-time MVP might leave Drew Brees as the odd man out.
If Drew Brees doesn't return to the Saints where would he go? His preference would be a team that would pay him what he thinks he's worth with a solid coach on the verge of greatness. Enter the Seattle Seahawks. Last I checked, Paul Allen had billions of dollars and isn't afraid to spend them. Uncle Paulie would take care of him.
The Seahawks also have Pete Carroll, an offensive minded coach with a passion for the game that's creating a winning atmosphere. The offensive line is young and built to dominate for several years. All that's missing is a marquee quarterback under center.
If Drew Brees isn't wanted in New Orleans the Seahawks would gladly take him off their hands. The guy turned Marques Colston and Devrey Henderson into stars, so imagine what he could do in Seattle with a better supporting cast. The Seahawks would go from a borderline playoff team to Super Bowl contenders with one signing. Drew Brees a Seahawk? Stranger things have happened. One can always dream right?
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