If you have a problem with just rumors, why did you even open this thread?
I opened it for the same reason many others probably did. The title reads Rumor from "friend who works for Saints" re Brees. Considering the rumor is from a friend who works for the Saints organization I'd say that implies in and of itself it is more than just a rumor. That implies insider information and it has to be framed as a rumor due to either incomplete information or condition of anonymity due to job risk. As SaintEB said the guy has also built up some credibility on the board.
I didn't expect to read a regurgitation of the $23mil/year BS that has been stated on 100 different sites as Brees' desired salary. This alone makes the rumor most likely false. Now if it was a 6 year deal giving Brees 19/year along with security for the next 6 years I'd say it was much more likely.
Either way I'm not looking at it as a glass half empty. I have no doubt and never have that Brees will get a deal and be a Saint for the rest of his career. We have many more years to come of Brees and Payton. That has nothing to do with the validity of a rumor. I just expected from the thread title to find something more substantial.