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

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

QB Drew Brees is likely to finish his career with the Saints after agreeing to a new 2-year deal. With just a day to spare until free agency, the Saints got the deal done and signed Brees to a new contract worth $50 million over two years, according to Ian Rapoport. They spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement has not been announced. An important point for the Saints was surely signing a deal that allowed them to push some or all of Brees' $18 million in dead money to the future, whether that's 2019 or beyond in some shell years. With a running back committee that features veteran workhorse Mark Ingram and last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara, Brees doesn't have to carry the offensive load.

But unlike the Vikings, none of those teams played in the NFC title game last season. He ranked fourth in the National Football League in yards passing and the Saints ranked second in the National Football League in total offence. New Orleans has taken advantage of its leverage against Brees in the past.

Brees needs 1,496 yards to break Manning's record of 71,940.

By the time Brees' new contract expires, he could very well be the NFL's all-time leader in yards and touchdowns passing. And, let's not forget, he holds the record for the most consecutive game with at least one touchdown pass (54), and these highlights the statistics that will cover his plaque and accompany his bronze statue in Canton, Ohio. The legendary quarterback was named Walter Payton Man of the Year (2006) for his work in the New Orleans community following Hurricane Katrina.

"I love my team and am excited about the opportunity we will have together", Brees said.

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.

Apparently, the Cardinals may have made a strong pitch to Brees.

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