Vikings have 'reached out' to Drew Brees' agent

  • Vikings have 'reached out' to Drew Brees' agent

Vikings have 'reached out' to Drew Brees' agent

So here's the question: As teams like the Vikings, Broncos, Jets, and Cardinals prepare to submit offers to one or more other members of an unprecedentedly large class of unrestricted free agent quarterback, are any planning to make an offer to Brees?

Brees, 39, is expected to return to the New Orleans Saints.

He called Brees "the single greatest motivation for me as a player" while talking about his tireless work ethic. That means teams can reach out to Brees' agent - but not the player directly - to negotiate a contract. Brees wants to win a championship, or else he wouldn't be playing, and there are teams that offer him the chance to do so while also making the type of money he is worth right now as a player.

Brees re-structured his contract to cut a cap hit in 2016 almost in half, pro-rating a signing bonus of $18 million over three years, starting in 2018. What if a deal simply isn't agreed upon?

It would ultimate still be a major upset if Brees leaves the Saints, but there's always a chance negotiations could sour. Brees, on the other hand, is capable of elevating the players around him. Many would argue the Vikings entered their "Super Bowl window" last season, and the one thing missing from the roster now is a quality starting quarterback.

The Vikings aren't the only team that has checked with Brees and his agent regarding the future Hall of Famer's availability.

Strief arrived in New Orleans months after Hurricane Katrina and got to be part of the rebirth of both the city and the team, which won its first Super Bowl in the 2009 season.

In 2017, Brees led the Saints to an 11-5 record, throwing for 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. If the Saints and Brees haven't agreed on a deal by Monday afternoon, it could get wild.