Wyche: NFC divisional challengers
Who are the biggest threats to the defending champions of each NFC division? Steve Wyche provides his top candidates. More ...
Brees has been tagged by the team with a franchise tender to retain his rights, however Brees has said that he would not play under the one-year option. Team owner Tom Benson and general manager Mickey Loomis have said it is a priority to get Brees signed to a long-term deal, however the urgency seems to have temporarily stalled.
With the "bounty" scandal engulfing the franchise, there is angst regarding the Brees contract situation among the fan base. With there being no contract talks before mandatory workouts begin later this month, that trepidation likely won't be subsiding.