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NFL Rumors: Could Drew Brees Sit Out Year if No Deal with Saints is Reached?

The New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees have been trying long and hard to reach a new, long-term contract. So far, talks haven't really gone anywhere and it seems both sides are starting to get really frustrated.

Brees is looking to become the highest-paid player in the league, and he wants to get that deal put together by July 16. What happens if he doesn't?

Writes Pat Yasinskas of ESPN:

"Brees could just decide to sit out the season. Public perception is that Brees never would do that because he's such a competitor. I'm not here to rain on Brees' public perception. My experience around him leads me to believe he is what he's perceived to be -- and that's not true of all the people I cover. Brees really is a fierce competitor. But that's part of the problem. It's hard to say exactly what he would do if the deadline passed with no deal. At this point, Brees himself might not even know what he would do. But my impression of him leads me to believe there's at least the possibility he could feel like he has been wronged by the Saints and could swing back as strongly as possible."

What do you think? Will Brees sit out the season?

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