Friday, 22 June, 2018

Vikings among teams to reach out to Drew Brees

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Frederick Owens | 13 March, 2018, 02:45

The Saints dealt Graham and a mid-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for C Max Unger and the 31st overall pick three years ago.

But it's no secret that other teams would be willing to pay big money to secure a Hall of Fame quarterback of Brees' caliber.

That's what the Vikings are at least attempting to do, according to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, who reports Monday that Minnesota has inquired about the 39-year-old seven-time NFL passing champion. Including the thing that would have been unthinkable as Brees walked off the field in Minneapolis on January 14 - that, come March 14, he'll be returning to Minneapolis to become the team's new quarterback.

Brees has said all along that he has no plans to leave New Orleans, and coaches and ownership have made it seem like he will be back. The team expressed the same sentiment. While Brees leaving the comfort of Sean Payton's offense is still unlikely, the Saints are playing a unsafe game by letting it get to this point. "We've been here before".

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. Pelissero's colleague Ian Rapoport said other teams have done the same. But why should Brees settle for that little?

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Let the bidding war for Drew Brees begin. Of course Brees is the better player, but Cousins is younger and still has room to grow.

However, the Vikings no doubt have Brees' attention. 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. But it couldn't hurt to throw out an offer.

An upgrade at quarterback could propel the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl next season, and they appear to be examining all options.

Those teams - or any other for that matter - could simply be leverage for Brees and his camp against the Saints, but what if Brees doesn't balk?

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