Not really an SECr topic (they have it on page 1 if you wanna troll however) since this is about Saban and NFL but I found this interesting.
“We chose Drew Brees,” Saban told Dan Le Batard of 790 The Ticket in Miami. “I’ve never ever talked about this publicly. . . . That’s the guy we made the first offer to.”
Saban said that Brees failed the physical after Brees and the Dolphins had agreed to terms. Brees had suffered a shoulder injury during the final game of the 2005 regular season.
I don't think Saban "failed" in NFL as he was only 2 games under .500 and the Dolphins have been horrible since even with Jimmy Johnson they were nothing special.
Some speculation is Saban is using this to possibly get another NFL gig (I doubt considering his age) but could use it as a pay raise.