Colston signing could help Brees negotiations

The Saints’ decision to bring back Marques Colston does more than provide some much-needed goodwill in New Orleans. It also dangles a carrot in front of quarterback Drew Brees.

New Orleans slapped the franchise tag on their star quarterback, but the two sides are attempting to hammer out a long-term deal to keep Brees with the Saints for good. You never want to franchise an All-Pro quarterback, and the move has turned the situation messy.

The timing makes this touchy as well. Brees is tagged a year after he was part of a lawsuit against the league, a time when he was fighting to limit the reach of franchise tags from two years to one.

Brees is now staring at a franchise tag less than other quarterbacks in the league that aren’t near his level.

It’s a fragile time in the relationship, and that makes the Colston signing important. The Saints needed something to sell their fans … and Brees.

Follow Jason La Canfora on Twitter @JasonLaCanfora.

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by VIP | Subscribe (RSS)

%d bloggers like this: