NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis has been busy since the team wrapped up the season. From discussing Sean Payton's future with the Super Bowl-winning coach to attending the Senior Bowl in Mobile, to releasing a handful of veterans in preparation for the new league year, Loomis has had plenty on his to-do list.
Speaking with Sirius XM Radio Tuesday night, Loomis proclaimed that "Drew Brees is going to be our quarterback next year and for the foreseeable future," and that the goal is to "get something done that works for both sides." He did admit that he had not spoken with the signal caller's agent, Tom Condon, but the team's hope is that they'll be able to extend the contract beyond the upcoming season.
Loomis addressed two of the more disappointing elements of the 2015 team, running back CJ Spiller and the defense as a whole, saying that Spiller's biggest problem was injuries and he expects a "rebound in 2016" while the defense can expect an uptick under the continued guidance of defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. "He will make his imprint on this unit. He has good young players to work with," Loomis said.
The league year begins March 15th, meaning teams must be under the salary cap by 3 p.m. that day, which marks the beginning of free agency.