Most in poll think Drew Brees is overpaid

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2012



LAPLACE – Just when it was starting to look like all hope was lost, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees were able to forge a long-term deal that will likely keep the record-breaking signal caller in the black and gold for the remainder of his career.

While it was important for the Saints future hopes of another championship to get Brees signed, there are many in the River Parishes who believe that the record-breaking $100 million deal is too hefty for anyone — even if that player is the most important of all.

According to results of L’Observateur’s latest online poll, about 80 percent of those who voted said no player is worth the amount of money that will be paid to Brees.

There were others, however, who believe that given what Brees has been able to accomplish for the team and for the city, he deserves everything he got. Roughly 10 percent said Drew is worth every penny.

Some who voted said the Saints organization did the right thing in taking time to work out a deal that benefits both sides. The deal Brees signed on July 13, three days before the deadline to get him signed, does exactly that in that it pays Brees what he is worth in a way that is affordable for the franchise.

A complete breakdown is as follows:

• 7 percent of respondents said, “the Saints were wise to take time on a deal all parties liked.”

• 3 percent of respondents said, “the process took too long.”

• 10 percent of respondents said, “Drew is worth every penny.”

• 80 percent of respondents said, “no player deserves that much money.”