The New Orleans Saints were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs after a loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round this past weekend, so now they will begin looking ahead to next season and preparing for the offseason.
As is always the case with teams as they analyze their roster for next year, the Saints will need to look at the current contracts and determine whether or not to restructure some deals or cut a few players loose to create free space under the salary cap.
One player who could be approached is quarterback Drew Brees, who is more than willing to re-structure his contract with the team.
“Whatever I can do to help this team, if they want to come to me and extend me even further, that’d be great,” Brees said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
“Listen, there are so many possibilities as to what can happen here. Let’s just let this offseason start. It’s what, today’s the second day of it unfortunately. We all wish it wasn’t, but whatever helps this team win and puts the best team on the field.”
Brees has been a model citizen in New Orleans and an invaluable member of the organization, so the two sides will likely have very civilized contract talks and reach an agreement if the Saints decide the time is right to restructure their franchise quarterback’s deal.