The NFLPA has reportedly asked an arbitrator to determine whether Drew Brees has been franchise tagged for the second time.
The Chargers originally placed the franchise tag on Brees when his rookie contract expired in 2004. Brees' current tag is $16.371 million. If the arbitrator rules that he's been tagged twice, Brees would be eligible for a 144 percent raise if the Saints apply the tag for a third time in 2013. Under that scenario, Brees would collect roughly $40 million for the next two seasons.