NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday the Vikings have called to inquire about Drew Brees’ interest in potentially moving north.
Just said on @nflnetwork: The #Vikings have made a call on Drew Brees, per league source. Their plan going into the day was to engage agents for all their QB options. Well, Brees is technically available. No stone unturned.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2018
Brees, the longtime New Orleans Saints quarterback, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.
It was expected Brees would remain in New Orleans but as of noon on Monday anyone can legally call Brees’ agent Tom Condon and offer him $30 million a year to leave.
At 39 years old, Brees has shown very little sign of slowing down, completing 72 percent of his passes in 2017 for 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. The touchdowns and yards numbers might seem a little lower than usual for the signal-caller, but he operated New Orleans’ most balanced offense since its Super Bowl-winning 2009 season.
After falling one win shy of a Super Bowl berth, Minnesota’s window of opportunity is now. Adding Brees would only strengthen the Vikings’ chances in 2018.