Unfortunately, Triplett doesn’t say which team was willing to offer him this contract.
Brees and the Saints agreed to a two-year, $50 million contract that includes $27 million guaranteed this morning, so he’s no longer on the market.
All indications have been that the Saints and Brees will eventually get an extension in place this offseason to ensure he’ll continue his career in New Orleans, so it would have been a shocker to see him sign elsewhere.
The Vikings reportedly reached out to Brees on Monday, but that was likely just due diligence on their part.
Brees, 39, is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2001. After five years with the Chargers, Brees signed on with the Saints as a free agent in 2006.
He’s spent the past 11 seasons in New Orleans and has played out the final year of his two-year, $44.25 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $13 million this season. Brees will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.
In 2017, Brees has appeared in 16 games and throw for 4,334 yards while completing 72 percent of his passes to go along with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.