Vikings Have Contacted Free Agent Drew Brees' Agent

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With the Vikings still reportedly in hot pursuit of free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, another top-line QB apparently surfaced on the Vikings radar Monday - longtime Saints star Drew Brees.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the Vikings have inquired about Drew Brees, who is set to become a free agent after he and the New Orleans Saints failed to announce a new deal before the legal tampering period began.

Perhaps the Vikings make some bonkers offer - more than $30 million per season. But Brees has yet to come to terms with the Saints, leaving the door open for the Vikings and other teams to reach out. If there's a single team that needs a quarterback that hasn't already called Brees's agent to see if there's any interest, that team is making a huge mistake. If he remains unsigned, then $18 million in dead money from his old contract will immediately start counting against New Orleans' 2018 salary cap.

Prevailing belief is still that the Saints and Brees will agree to a deal before Wednesday. Brees' situation is becoming more fluid. Well, Brees is technically available.

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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.

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 is reportedly set to offer Cousins the highest average annual salary in National Football League history.

But Wednesday is a serious deadline not only because Brees will be free to sign elsewhere. But New Orleans's window to retain Brees is shrinking by the minute with apparently a lot of work to be done.

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