You’d think their would be better uses for your hard earned cash than helping to pay a multi-millionaire (fresh off of completing a 6 year, $60 Million+ deal) a salary that would keep him with your beloved team for a few more seasons. Nevertheless, a Saints fan has created a website where users can submit cash to help fund Drew Brees salary. I’ll let site creator Tony Le Mon explain things from here:
“Drew Brees has been an incredible ambassador for the City of New Orleans. Not only in his accomplishments on the football field, but in his charitable and community endeavors, he has lifted the spirits of New Orleanians when we were most challenged. In the past few months, we fans have been frustrated to know that Drew Brees may not continue his professional endeavors in New Orleans for reasons completely out of our control. But we can do something about it. We can STEP UP and give Drew a BONUS for all that he has done for New Orleans and this region. We can send a clear message to Drew Brees that we appreciate what he has done for us. We can send a clear message to Drew Brees that we want him to stay here. At the same time, we can let other cities in this country know that we are the best fans anywhere and that we take care of our own. We as fans can become empowered with the creation of this BONUS. We need not sit idly by while a New Orleans treasure is taken away from us.
So here is your chance to STEP UP. Make a donation, however small, to any area Chase Bank or click the DONATION button below to make a payment through PayPal. No, you will not get a tax write-off. This is not a donation to a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. It is a donation to Drew Brees-the man. Other than PayPal fees, 100% of your donation are guaranteed to be sent to Drew Brees. It will be his decision to accept this BONUS; however, even should he decide that our gesture is not necessary and kindly reject it, the funds will go to his Brees Dream Foundation. It is a no lose proposition.
This whole idea sounds incredibly insane, but I respect where this fan’s head is. Drew Brees has been a positive factor in New Orleans on and off the field. His impact in the Post-Katrina city is almost immeasurable. One thing seems clear to me – Saints fans seem to be showing a lot more initiative than the Saints organization when it comes to resigning their star player.