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Drew Brees signs two-year, $50 million deal with Saints

Report: Vikings express interest in free-agent quarterback Drew Brees Wire report
Edward Snyder | 14 March, 2018, 00:35

We then must ask, would it be in the Vikings' best interest to sign him on the spot or continue to pursue Kirk Cousins?

The New Orleans Saints have agreed a two-year, $50m contract extension with quarterback Drew Brees, according to NFL Network.

"There was no doubt in our minds, I think both myself and the Saints, that we were gonna get a deal done", Brees told ESPN.

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.

Brees has an NFL-record five 5,000-yard passing seasons - there only have been four other 5,000-yard seasons by all other National Football League quarterbacks. That's not to say the Saints don't offer a favorable situation - they do - but Brees would be a great fit in Denver or Minnesota for that matter. He and the Saints lost to Minnesota in the divisional playoff round this past season. Brees and the Saints acted quickly during the NFL's two-day negotiating window, which opened Monday and closes Wednesday, to agree to fresh contract terms.




A former Super Bowl MVP and 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Brees needs 1,496 yards to break Peyton Manning's record of 71,940.

The Saints are pushing their chips to the center with Brees and Payton once again in 2018. In 2011, Brees was at the helm of an offense that gained an NFL-record 7,474 yards.

There are also reports that Case Keenum could be the first quarterback to sign.

There is the distinct possibility that could happen, as numerous teams are starting to reach out to Tom Condon, Brees' agent, and the quarterback himself with what could be huge offers.

Fans can bet that the Vikings are extensively researching all their options this offseason.

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