Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Drew Brees Rumors: Vikings, 'QB-Needy Teams' Have Contacted Saints QB

Drew Brees Rumors: Vikings, 'QB-Needy Teams' Have Contacted Saints QB

Past and present teammates including Drew Brees, Steve Gleason, Deuce McAllister, Mark Ingram and Cameron Jordan were in attendance, as well as owner Gayle Benson, general manager Mickey Loomis, coach Sean Payton, and Strief's parents, wife and newborn son.

Strief lasted less than five minutes into his opening statement before he started choking up while talking about longtime strength and conditioning coach Dan Dalrymple.

I would argue that age shouldn't matter all that much when comparing the two quarterbacks.

I am not certain anything is going to change with Brees as far as his playing location, but the possibility is definitely there, and I'd be shocked if the money wasn't there as well.

League-wide belief throughout the entire offseason has been that Brees will re-sign with the Saints.

Let the bidding war for Drew Brees begin.

At a press conference Monday, Strief was moved to tears when announcing his retirement from the NFL.

I expect Brees to once again be paid among the top players in the game (perhaps $25 million-plus?). There should be more of an incentive to lock him down. "So this is all Ryan Ramczyk's fault".

Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief understood the enormity of the moment.

The 39-year-old future Hall-of-Famer presumably is chasing after another Super Bowl ring before his career ends. He's missed only one game over the last eight years. "He became an expert at that position". Brees previously said that he has no intentions of leaving New Orleans, but you can't blame the Vikings or any other team for trying. Surely, there's a gap that would be big enough to get Brees to say, "Well, I know I've said I'll be staying with the Saints, but their best offer is simply too low in comparison to how another team values me". "So it's very hard not to become attached to that".

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