Brees could end up on open market
With some uncertainty surrounding Drew Brees' health, the Chargers might let their starting QB test the free agent market.
But if the Chargers do place a tag on Brees, particularly the transition marker, things could get very interesting.
The transition tag would technically allow Brees, who suffered a torn right labrum in the meaningless season-ending loss to Denver, to shop himself as a free agent, solicit interest from other clubs, and even sign an offer sheet with another team. If he were to sign elsewhere, San Diego would have the right to match the offer sheet, or allow Brees to exit, without any draft choice compensation from his new club.
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