Vikings Have Contacted Free Agent Drew Brees' Agent

Laverne Higgins
March 13, 2018

With the Vikings still reportedly in hot pursuit of free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, another top-line QB apparently surfaced on the Vikings radar Monday - longtime Saints star Drew Brees.

With each day Brees and the Saints do not agree on a new deal, the likelihood he winds up elsewhere increases.

No matter what is taking place right now, there are many who believe it is just a matter of time until Brees dons the black and gold again. Yet the 39-year-old repeatedly has vowed that he plans to be a "Saint for life" and isn't interested in talking to other teams, even though he knows the Saints would prefer to pay him just one year at a time at this stage of his career.

Prevailing belief is still that the Saints and Brees will agree to a deal before Wednesday.

It would ultimate still be a major upset if Brees leaves the Saints, but there's always a chance negotiations could sour. But if Brees suddenly becomes available, it would certainly behoove both Minnesota and Brees to seriously consider each other as a possible match.

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His arrival in Minnesota would nearly certainly make the Vikings the Super Bowl favorites and would give Brees a better chance at his second ring.

The NFC South, in particular, has three legit championship contenders in the Saints (with Brees), Panthers, and obviously the Falcons.

For the Vikings, Brees offers a chance to maximize their Super Bowl chances over the next year or two. But Brees is much, much more than a quality starting quarterback - he's an elite, future Hall-of-Fame quarterback. Brees may be more of a longshot, but he's worth shot. But the NFL, in its persistent search to lock down the entire calendar year with chatter about football, opened up a legal tampering period, which kicked off Monday at noon ET.

What happens if the Vikes can't close the deal on either Cousins or Brees?

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