Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Vikings Among Several Teams Reaching Out To Free Agent QB Drew Brees

Jets should call Drew Brees if QB hits free agency Jets should call Drew Brees if QB hits free agency
Domingo Copeland | 14 March, 2018, 00:35

That question has undoubtedly been muttered numerous times throughout the city of New Orleans, as we have entered the so-called "legal tampering period" of National Football League free agency, and Drew Brees, one of the NFL's elite quarterbacks, is still without a deal.

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.

"But for me", Brees said, "this was about putting our team in the best position to go win a championship in the next few years".

Other teams reached out to Condon and Brees about leaving New Orleans, potentially putting the squeeze on the franchise to make a decision and pony up more money.

Brees' decision to stay in New Orleans became even easier after the Saints re-emerged as Super Bowl contenders last season following a three-year playoff drought.

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The Saints and Brees were motivated to get a deal done. "And that's what we tried to do with the deal".

The Vikings have a much better chance to land Cousins, who will become a free agent after six years with Washington and could command a contract worth $30 million a year.

The veteran quarterback has agreed to a two-year, $50 million contract to remain with the Saints, NFL Media first reported Tuesday.

When it finally does get done, chances are Brees' contract will look an very bad lot like that last extension he signed just four days before the 2016 season opener. In 2011, Brees was at the helm of an offense that gained an NFL-record 7,474 yards.

The Saints have a pair of exciting young playmakers in Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, so their offense should again be unsafe with Brees at the helm. He joined Brett Favre and Petyon Manning in that exclusive club.

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