View Full Version : Mannings take money out of Drew Breesí pocket hmmm. Who would of thunk it?

03-12-2012, 03:28 PM

Saints quarterback Drew Brees received last week the franchise tag. Specifically, the Saints gave him the exclusive version of the tag, which makes him eligible for a one-year salary equal to the average of the five highest 2012 cap numbers for quarterback, as of April 20.

The non-exclusive version of the quarterback franchise tender is expected to be in the range of $14.4 million (we donít know the real number because the league has yet to finalize the 2012 cap number, which is critical to determining the non-exclusive franchise tenders). Itís unclear what the exclusive version will be, but in the past two days the contracts of Peyton and Eli Manning have taken a chunk out of the eventual calculation.

On Wednesday, Peytonís cap number for 2012 plunged from $17 million to (for now) zero.

As Alper pointed out earlier, Eliís 2012 cap number has dropped from $16.35 million to $9.6 million.

03-12-2012, 03:32 PM
hmmm, good point</P>

you could almost say that the Mannings had a bounty on his booty</P>

03-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Ouchtown: Population New Orleans Saints
Mayor Drew Brees