I was watching the total annihilation of the Giants last night, by the New Orleans Saints, and was wondering what if? What if the Dolphins had decided to make an offer to Brees to become their franchise quarterback? If you remember before the 2006 season Brees was a free agent and was being courted by the Dolphins and the Saints. He had torn the labrum in his right shoulder during the season and had to have surgery on it. The surgery was successful but the Chargers were leary that his rotater cuff had been severely damaged as well. Having Phillip Rivers available, the Chargers offered Brees an incentive laden contract, he got insulted and decided to see what the market had to offer. The Dolphins needed a QB bad and were courting Brees but ultimately decided not to offer him a contract, based on the health of his shoulder. Brees would go on to sign with the Saints, while the Dolphins traded for Duante Culpepper. Since 2006 he has thrown for at least 4,000 yds per season, has at least 26 td's per season, and has not a a QB rating below 89.4. We all know how the QB situation worked out for Miami. I'm sure a large part of Brees success has to do with Sean Payton, who became the head coach of the Saints in 2006 and lobbied hard for Brees.
I, as a Jet fan, am happy that Miami decided not to sign him. It's kind of funny that they didn't want to sign Brees but they had Chad Pennington as their QB, who tore his rotater cuff on more than one occasion. Imagine being in the same division with Drew Brees and Tom Brady? Thanks to Miami that's the only way it could be possible.