Vikings reach out to gauge Brees' interest

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According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, "The Vikings have made a call on Drew Brees".

He's a Saints legend, after all. As much as the Saints and Brees love each other, Condon and Saints general manager Mickey Loomis still don't ever want to be the guy who blinks first.

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. Unfortunately, Minnesota lost to Brees' Saints on the worst pick of Favre's hall of fame career. The Saints obviously would prefer to work out a new contract before then, allowing them to spread out Brees' cap costs into future years. If New Orleans can't come to an agreement with Brees by Wednesday, $18 million in dead money would count toward the team's salary cap for 2018.

The Minnesota Vikings are in need of addressing their quarterback situation with each of their options at the position previous year heading to the free-agent market. Pelissero's colleague Ian Rapoport said other teams have done the same. However, they have no chance of getting to a Super Bowl without Brees, period.

The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC is daunting, with a wide variety of teams expected to be legitimate contenders over the next 3-5 years. Minnesota offers one of the most complete rosters in the National Football League on both sides of the ball that just earned a berth in the NFC Championship game.

Minnesota has reportedly emerged as the favorite in the sweepstakes to land Kirk Cousins, arguably the best unrestricted quarterback to ever hit the open market in his prime. The Saints have repeatedly said he isn't going anywhere.



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