- Nov 25, 2015
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That and Brees IMO did not want to come to Miami.
^ Even when I select "link" the forum converts the http to media and it shows up blank.
Copy and paste for article if you care what Saban said.
The Saints were desperate to make a statement that would be perceived as a vote of confidence in the city and would drive ticket sales. They made that statement by offering Brees a five-year contract that included $8 million guaranteed the first year and a $10 million option the second year.
Brees was blown away, but sources insisted he really preferred to play for the Dolphins instead.
So he left New Orleans without signing a contract and flew to South Florida. He had dinner with Saban at a place called Grille 66 in Fort Lauderdale which to this day remains where the Dolphins take their free agents and coach candidates and alike.
Everything seemed cool but the next day weirded Brees out. He was reportedly subjected to a six-hour physical that centered, of course, around his surgically repaired shoulder. To this day, I am not certain whether or not the Dolphins made Brees an offer. A good source close to Brees insisted Miami did, although it was a lowball offer.
Both Saban and Mueller said that they did offer a contract to Brees, but the medical staff didn't clear him. Saints came back with a 6yr 60mil deal and that's that.