Drew Brees remains optimistic that he’ll sign a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints.
He just doesn’t know when.
Brees, who carries a $30 million cap charge in the final year of his deal this season, has stuck to the same message for most of the offseason.
“It’s ongoing,” Brees told The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday. “It’s kind of the normal contract process where there really is no deadline. … Bottom line is this: I have so much trust and confidence in our organization and my future there. I think it’s only a matter of time. I don’t know when it’s going to be.”
Brees’ agent, Tom Condon, told Sirius XM on Monday night that there’s really nothing to update on talks between himself and the Saints.
Patrick asked Brees if he would retire as a Saint.
“That’s my plan,” Brees said. “Absolutely.”
Brees also spoke at length about the Bountygate scandal, saying that the investigation was carried out against the Saints with a predetermined result, because the NFL was facing hard scrutiny over its player safety policies.
The Saints quarterback pointed out that the players who fought the allegations were declared innocent, but the initial damage had already been done.
Brees also has a problem with Roger Goodell’s broad powers in player discipline.
“This unilateral decision-making, ability to give punishment by the commissioner is really unfair,” Brees said. “I think that there should be other people involved in that process.”
For Brees’ full comments, check out the entire interview at The Dan Patrick Show’s website.