Drew Brees Has a New Offer: Could Decision Come as Soon as Today?

Jason BernosContributor IIJune 11, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after they lost their game against the the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Drew Brees has had since Thursday to mull over the new offer that Mickey Loomis and the Saints' front office extended to him.  With no immediate news out of Brees' camp, my thoughts are that the offer was better than expected, and that he has been deciding whether to accept it or not.

That's just a hunch, but it makes sense for the Saints to make a very nice offer coming off the terrible performance of backup Chase Daniel during this past week's mini camp.

Daniel's passes were getting batted down and tipped in every practice last week. He was widely inconsistent and underthrew the majority of his deep balls. And if his passes weren't underthrown, they always required some sort of circus catch to reel it in.

That performance probably sped up the process at Saints' headquarters, and we'll probably end up seeing Brees accept an offer that will make him either the highest or second-highest paid player in the NFL.

Brees, the reigning Offensive Player of the Year, has been playing on a discounted contract the past six seasons.

Hopefully, Brees will end all of this drama that has built up on Monday and accept a deal that will be fair to him and the Saints. The Who 'Dat Nation definitely deserves a little bit of good news this offseason.