Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints continue to engage in a protracted contract battle, with no particular end in sight. Brees is missing organized team activities, and the next battleground between the quarterback and the team could be in front of an arbitrator as the sides squabble over the particulars of his franchise-tag number.
"In the past few months, we fans have been frustrated to know that Drew Brees may not continue his professional endeavors in New Orleans for reasons completely out of our control. But we can do something about it. We can STEP UP and give Drew a BONUS for all that he has done for New Orleans and this region. We can send a clear message to Drew Brees that we appreciate what he has done for us," the site reads.
Oh boy. The fan insists that 100 percent of every donation will go straight to Brees. It's not a charity or a tax write-off, but a gesture. Surely the season-ticket holder knows it's an insane one.
You don't need to be a former New Orleans resident and lifetime lover of the city like myself to know there are countless better ways to donate in New Orleans. Brees -- who has done so much to help the city -- would wholeheartedly agree.