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Is there really a chance that Drew Brees becomes available?

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The Saints haven’t gotten him to put pen to paper yet

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Before I get too deep into the weeds here, I think the answer to the question asked in the post title is “no,” but we’re now almost to the start of the “legal tampering” period of free agency, and a contract that many thought would have been done by now still is not.

Close, Personal Friend of the Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero™ points out that Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have still not yet come to terms on a contract that would keep him in the Big Easy. It’s not known at this point how much Brees is looking for in terms of money, but you would have to think that it would be on par with what Kirk Cousins is apparently looking for on a per-year basis, somewhere in the $27 to $30 million range annually.

I know that the odds of getting Brees into a Minnesota Vikings’ uniform are a long shot at best. . .even Lloyd Christmas would think it was a ridiculous proposition. But, if he doesn’t have his name on a contract before 3:00 PM Central time tomorrow. . .

I mean, you at least have to make him and his agent turn you down, right? Don’t you?

Granted, inking the 39-year old Brees to a deal would bring a different dynamic to the quarterback situation than signing the 29-year old Cousins (or Case Keenum or Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradford, for that matter). The team would almost certainly have to use a high pick on a quarterback to develop behind Brees, in that scenario. Sure, they should probably do that regardless of what quarterback they might sign, but it would be a more pressing need with Brees there than it would be with those other potential options.

Of course, Arif paints this scenario, which probably wouldn’t surprise anyone, either.

Still, it’s potentially something to think about, and since we’ve pretty well beaten the quarterback discussion into the ground over the past few weeks, what’s a few more whacks with the shovel, eh?

Poll

With everything else being equal, and if these were the only two options, would you rather sign. . .

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    39-year old Drew Brees to a 2-year deal
    (1974 votes)
  • 28%
    29-year old Kirk Cousins to a 3-4 year deal
    (804 votes)
2778 votes total Vote Now