Nicks seeks to be highest-paid guard

Posted Feb. 21, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Saints OG Carl Nicks says his goal for his upcoming free agency is to be the highest-paid player at his position.

Nicks told Sirius XM NFL radio Tuesday that he'd like his next contract to be worth more than Saints teammate Jahri Evans' deal from 2010, which was for seven years and $56.7 million. Nicks has made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons.

The Saints have a long to-do list this offseason, led by QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston and Nicks. Brees is likely to be franchised if the team can't agree to a long-term deal, meaning Nicks is likely to search elsewhere for his new contract.