Vikings Reach Out To Drew Brees

The Vikings have called on Drew Brees, a league source tells Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). Brees, of course, is widely expected to re-sign with the Saints, but he is technically available and Minnesota plans to leave no stone unturned. Other QB-needy teams have also reached out to Brees, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter).

The Vikings’ top target in free agency is reportedly Kirk Cousins. But, with several other teams after him, including the cash-flush Jets, the Vikings are exploring backup plans. Realistically, their best Plan B may be their own free agent, Case Keenum, but they may prefer to have Brees if possible.

At least two teams in pursuit of Cousins are reportedly willing to give him a three-year, fully guaranteed contract. It’s unclear as to whether the Vikings are one of those clubs. If they’re not willing to give him that unprecedented deal, then they may have to settle for other QB options. “Settling” for Brees would not be a bad outcome for the Vikings at all as he is arguably the better QB for the here and now.

Brees is 39, but he’s coming off of another spectacular season. In 2017, Brees completed a league-leading 72% of his passes with 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns against just eight interceptions. You don’t need advanced metrics to gauge his value, but Brees graded out as the second-best quarterback in the NFL last season, behind only Tom Brady.

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11 comments on “Vikings Reach Out To Drew Brees

  1. zakvikes

    Oh what an offseason it would be for the Vikings to obtain Brees. I like Cousins but a 2 year deal for Brees immediately puts us on top of NFC.

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    • Bearmeat

      LOL. Dream on zakvikes. Yeah, you had a very good almost injury free season in 2018. Don’t think it’s likely to happen again.

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  2. zakvikes

    What a chance for Minnesota to grab one of the best QBs of all time. It would be a glorious offseason indeed if they signed him.

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  3. whodat37

    Brees knows that joining the Vikings would completely tarnish his legacy in New Orleans. It’s an intriguing story, but his heart is in this city. With Brees at the helm again, the Saints have as good a chance at reaching the Super Bowl as anyone. Enough is enough… sign the guy

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    • pohsib_54

      Nice dream Zak but that would be like Brett Farve leaving the Packers to play for the Vik….. well anything is possible I guess.

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  4. Bearmeat

    LOL. Dream on zakvikes. Yeah, you had a very good almost injury free season in 2018. Don’t think it’s likely to happen again.

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  5. Realtexan

    Brees to the Vikings. And Cousins to the Saints. Deal done and over

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    • whereslou

      Maybe the Saints could trade for Bortles if Brees signs with the Vikes. Lol

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  6. Walter T

    If the Saints were a bad team then maybe I could see it happening. But the Saints were one missed tackle from beatlng the Vikes last year. Anyway as a Jet fan I want the Vikes to sign Cousins and the Jets to take a QB in the draft.

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