What If Drew Brees Requests A Trade From The New Orleans Saints?

Drew Brees may feel it is time for a change.

As Eric Schmidt of Pigskin Report opined, no matter how crazy it sounds, it is not outside the realm of possibility that Brees could request a trade in the wake of the Bountygate scandal and the severe punishments that followed.

The Saints may be inclined to give him what he wants because he put the team on his back for the last few years without reservations, plus they could get several nice assets (be they players or draft picks) in return.

Brees helped to build the Saints into a powerhouse and gave the team an identity they had never had before.  And he is always humble.


James Conway & Drew Brees at Saints Military Appreciation Game 2009-11-02 (Photo by Cpl Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo via Wikimedia Commons)

The NFL loves him.  They built his reputation up because he has been such the model citizen.

And if Brees doesn’t want to play there any longer, he should be able to leave on his own terms.

He played no part in any of the Bounty saga.  In fact, it is just the opposite.  Not only did he not participate in any ridiculous violent plans in exchange for money and notoriety, he was busy building back a city devastated from hurricanes and community violence ongoing from past years.

He put the city on his back.  He turned a paper-bag franchise into a Super Bowl winner with his positive attitude.

His leadership style is contagious.  He was Tebow before Tebow.  He overcame doubters and an injury in San Diego and kept believing in himself and his work ethic.

He electrified his teammates with a pre-game warmup that has become the best known ever, making Ray Lewis’ look minor in comparison.

What has happened in New Orleans is despicable and unprecedented.  As the rare superstar quarterback that has earned everything, Brees should be granted a trade if he wants one.

He may feel the situation (coaching suspensions and negative media) is too much to deal with and he would prefer a new opportunity and fresh start to get away from all the controversy.

Wouldn’t this be something for the NFL?  First Luck, then RGIII, then Manning, Tebow and now possibly Brees.  It would be the biggest single off-season, or already is, of all-time, leading into the most talked about season of all-time, 2012-13.


Howard Alperin is Managing Editor of AmericanizeSoccer.com

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  1. Warriorstx says:

    This report actually offends me. The last three paragraphs anyway. This is happening on every team in the nfl. They just chose to investigate the saints. Quite frankly they should investgate every team and see whats really happening.

    • Amen. The current punishment is enough. Roger Godell and other past and current players better be careful in their crucifixion and gutting of the New Orleans Saints—you are the inception of ushering the NFL Arena League. If your going to penalize Bounty Gate penalize the League wide institution of Bounty Gate that has gone on in all of the 32 teams….not in one of them that happens to be in an area that has already economically gutted by Katrina and the BP oil spill… WhoDats let’s show this league what is means to love New Orleans…especially its team.

      • None of the other teams were dumb enough to document it on paper and with computers. Sean Payton lied to the commish. The owner told him to stop it seasons ago. He deserves everything that’s coming to him. You’re an idiot if you think otherwise.

  2. ” What has happened in New Orleans is despicable and unprecedented” Think again if you THINK this is the first time this is happening and the Saints are the only team doing it.

  3. well howard alperin. you are really stupid

  4. Bw504ever2 says:

    Howard Alperin, wow, you must be running out of writing material. No way in hell Drew Brees is leaving New Orleans, you don’t know a damn thing about the Saints organization. Trust, Brees will be signed very soon and he will get paid what he deserves. I will lmao when the Saints march all the way to the Superbowl with no coach! All this stuff does is make us more resilient and band together stronger. So do yourself a favor as well as your readers, write about something you know and understand. Ignorant article.

  5. I feel penetrated and played for allowing myself to read this nonsense

  6. applemonkeys says:

    Yeah.. and Aaron Rodgers wants to leave Green Bay because of the market size. 
    If you haven’t noticed certain players have a commitment to a team and a city. No one more than Drew Brees. The only people who would entertain this noise are football fans desperate for a big name quarterback. 

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