Tom Condon meets with Saints on deal for Drew Brees

Tom Condon met with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday in an effort to bring the sides closer on what eventually should be a blockbuster contract for Drew Brees.

The quarterback is in the final year of his contract, and Condon told Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he spent much of the day with general manager Mickey Loomis working on the matter.

"We spent a good deal of time together and had a substantial talk," Condon said.

Brees, obviously, will be looking for a deal in line with what Peyton Manning received from the Indianapolis Colts and Tom Brady got from the New England Patriots. If Michael Vick can score a massive deal, surely the 32-year-old Brees can do better. The franchise tag could come into play but the Saints would be far better rolling guaranteed money needed for a tag into a long-term deal.

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