In 2006 Brees brought credibility, a brand of offense the world had never seen and sustained success for the New Orleans Saints.

The price tag for all that is about to come due.

In just a few days on March 13, Brees is scheduled to become a free agent. He is negotiating with the Saints and the indications are that the two sides remain far apart. Some are saying that  Brees deserves to be the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Pat Yasinskas from the National NFL Blog said, "He’s coming off a year in which he set the NFL record for passing yards in a season (5,476) and he should get at least as much as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, who average $18 million per year."

Yasinskas went on to say, "I have no doubt that, when all is said and done, Brees will remain with the Saints. If negotiations on a long-term deal continue to fail, the Saints will simply put the franchise tag on their franchise quarterback."