I get that, but we never had a 42 year old Peyton Manning, and we were never $70m over the cap. And again, they are the only team EVER to win this many regular season games over a four year stretch, and not make a SB.
I just think they're ripe for a major regression, no matter what they do.
Of course, if Brees wants to keep playing, that changes their approach, but if he retires it makes the decision a lot easier. IMO.