Vikings express interest in free-agent quarterback Drew Brees

  • Vikings express interest in free-agent quarterback Drew Brees

Vikings express interest in free-agent quarterback Drew Brees

Brees' last contract with the Saints expired at the conclusion of the 2017 season, but the 39-year-old made it abundantly clear he wasn't interested in playing with any team other than New Orleans.

Brees, the best player in franchise history, and the Saints agreed to a two-year contract Tuesday that will push Brees to 19 National Football League seasons, 14 with the Saints.

The news comes as a relief to Saints fans who were waiting for news as the free agency period crept closer. The people say $27 million is guaranteed in the first year.

KLFY will update this report as it develops.

Minnesota has reportedly emerged as the favorite in the sweepstakes to land Kirk Cousins, arguably the best unrestricted quarterback to ever hit the open market in his prime.

Schefter notes, Drew Brees' deal will be written as a two-year deal, but in actuality it will be a one-year deal with a team option after the first year, per source.

"I love my team and am excited about the opportunity we will have together", Brees said.

When Manning became a free agent in 2012, Elway was able to woo him to Denver.

The Saints have a pair of exciting young playmakers in Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, so their offense should again be risky with Brees at the helm.

The New Orleans Saints said they wanted Drew Brees to remain a New Orleans Saint. But he completed 72 percent of his passes and threw for 23 touchdowns. He wound up being part of the most successful era in franchise history, which included a Super Bowl triumph in the 2009 season.

Brees met with Saints management while in the building for Zach Strief's retirement.