chaindog35 wrote:i think SD needed to do this with Brees to see if this year was an aberration or the real thing. If he does well next year, look for them to trade rivers and sign brees long term
This is exactly what John Clayton was saying the other day. Basically, this gives them a year to figure out if Brees is the real deal or not. If he falls on his face this next year, off he goes and Rivers is the guy there. If he puts up another all-pro season like this year, it frees them to ship Rivers down the.....err....river and get good value in return. Apparently the plan is to showcase Rivers during the preseason this year.