So here's the question: As teams like the Vikings, Broncos, Jets, and Cardinals prepare to submit offers to one or more other members of an unprecedentedly large class of unrestricted free agent quarterback, are any planning to make an offer to Brees?
With each day Brees and the Saints do not agree on a new deal, the likelihood he winds up elsewhere increases.
The entire offseason Brees has reiterated he'll be playing for the Black and Gold in 2018. They have already been linked to keeping each of their free agent quarterbacks as well as at least one big name outside the team. But a deal had been expected in February and the two sides were unable to quickly complete a contract after Tom Condon, Brees' agent, met with the Saints at the NFL Scouting Combine. Brees' contract will void Wednesday afternoon, and he'll count for $18 million in dead space for the upcoming season. But if Brees suddenly becomes available, it would certainly behoove both Minnesota and Brees to seriously consider each other as a possible match.
This could have a tremendous impact on how things play out for Cousins if the Vikings were to somehow able to pry Brees away from the Saints.
Graham, 31, enters Year Nine and would be an upgrade over Coby Fleener, who has disappointed since signing a five-year, $36 million deal to replace Graham, on the NFL's No. 1 passing offense.
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Southwest Airlines 737 like this had to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after an apparent onboard electrical fire. The flight was headed to Dallas Love Field when the incident happened. "Just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque".
The NFC South, in particular, has three legit championship contenders in the Saints (with Brees), Panthers, and obviously the Falcons.
And presumably Brees would want that, too, since he doesn't want to put the Saints in a bad financial position as they chase another Super Bowl together. Why not instead offer that money to Brees, a Super Bowl champion and future Hall-of-Famer who has shown no signs of decline? But New Orleans's window to retain Brees is shrinking by the minute with apparently a lot of work to be done.
The NFL's "legal tampering period" kicks off Monday, March 12, at 11 a.m. CST.
But what about the fact that the Saints literally can't pay Brees what he's worth?