Minnesota Vikings reach out to gauge Saints QB Drew Brees' interest


The 11-time Pro Bowler led the Saints to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, a championship loaded with symbolism as New Orleans recovered from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina five years earlier.

Brees will receive $27 million in guaranteed money and will include a no-trade clause, according to reports.

The news comes as a relief to Saints fans who were waiting for news as the free agency period crept closer.

Arizona is still in the mix for Kirk Cousins, but no other news of the Cardinals being in talks with any other quarterback, or any other player for that matter, has emerged so far.

The Vikings aren't the only team that has checked with Brees and his agent regarding the future Hall of Famer's availability.

As reported by ESPN, one of the very first teams to reach out to Drew Brees is the one that knocked his Saints out of the playoffs.

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Brees has publicly vowed to remain a "Saint for life" and the team's preference is to pay him one year at a time.

Brees set an National Football League record for completion percentage (72.0) last season despite throwing for his fewest yards (4,334), touchdowns (23) and interceptions (eight) in his 12 seasons with the Saints.

Brees' two-year, $50 million deal certainly seems fair for both sides on the surface.

Brees practically apologized to agent Tom Condon, whose job is to keep raising the bar while representing numerous game's top quarterbacks.

The 39-year old quarterback has been with the Saints since 2006 but he no longer has to throw for 5,000 yards a season.

"I'm hoping I'm a part of a few more that I feel that way about and we can make a run at it", Brees said after saying he believed the Saints were a Super Bowl contender.