Bart Scott wasn’t upset at Drew Brees for getting paid, but he definitely wasn’t a fan of the move.
On CBS Sports Radio he the move was pointless because the New Orleans Saints aren’t going to win very many games.
Bart Scott on Drew Brees new deal: "I don't understand why they would give him any kind of extension.. this team isn't going anywhere."
— CBS Sports Radio (@CBSSportsRadio) September 7, 2016
The Saints are coming off of their third 7-9 finish in the last four seasons. Outside of Brees there have been many changes on both sides of the since their 2009 Super Bowl championship season. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has retired, wide receiver Marques Colston was cut in the offseason and running back Reggie Bush plays for the Buffalo Bills along with many other changes.
New Orleans took a chance on Brees over a decade ago, when there were questions as to whether or not his shoulder would be healthy enough to continue to play football. He responded by playing by far the best football in his career, including throwing for 40-plus touchdowns for three consecutive seasons.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Saints signed him to a contract extension guaranteeing Brees $44.25 million.
He threw for 3,870 yards with 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. It looks like there’s plenty left in the tank, and by signing the contract he’s clearly ready to rebuild with the Saints.
That money could’ve been used to sure up other positions, but at what cost. The Saints may finish slightly under .500 with Brees, but without him they go right back to where they were before he helped change their franchise.