Before free agency was delayed, Brees had scheduled a trip to Miami. He was
supposed to arrive on March 2 early in the day for a visit, but then the CBA
delay put his plans on hold.
In the meantime, New Orleans expressed an interest. So, when free agency
finally started, he planned to visit New Orleans for Saturday and then
planned to go to Miami on Sunday.
That left open the possibility that he might be so impressed with New
Orleans that he might not even make it to Miami.
Enter Nick Saban and Randy Mueller. They flew to Birmigham (where Brees is
staying during his rehab) very early on Saturday morning, in Wayne's private
jet, and met with Brees before he left for New Orleans. No word on the
outcome, but it seems clear that Miami would really like to obtain his