Both are RFAs. I started a thread on the Saints chat board and started a fire storm it would appear. My take is that Jermon Bushrod is good enough to make our starting LT and that Brown is expendable for draft picks. I believe the Seahawks will bite on a trade (or sign him as a tendered RFA) since they are in desperate need of signing an LT to protect the QB they end up drafting at the 6 spot in the first round. If the Saints/Seahawks tender Brown 3.3 million, then the Seahawks would have to give the Saints a 1st and 3rd in order to get him. If the tender is more than 2.7 million but less than 3.3, then it's simply a first round pick. The Seahawks have the #14 pick in the draft as well. So it sets up nicely for them to make this deal. A franchise QB and a solid LT is a great start to rebuilding an offense (and Pete Carroll knows that more than most, he had that his whole career at USC). So the raging debate is can the Saints rely on Bushrod as their future LT, or is that too big a risk to take, trying to protect the best QB in the league's blindside? Or getting at least a 1st round pick (at #14 no less) would be worth bolstering your defense with a young stud at DT/DE/OLB/FS? We can sign Bushrod for considerably less than Brown obviously.