Well the thread title is mine but here's just one of the MANY articles out on it:
Clearly he was owed a big contract with his numbers and the new elite QB salaries, but IMO that's ridiculous. With the Saints team a wreak I would have let him walk, sure the next year or two are going to be bad, but they are probably not going to be good anyway and it won't cost you $100 million dollars for a guy who will be playing that contract into his late 30's. I suppose that's a hard decision to make though as the owner, since Brees is pretty much the only thing holding the team together (seems like). I guess based on that, one could make the argument he was worth even more then any other QB, but to have the team by the balls like that and keep squeezing seemed like a dbag move to me.