View Full Version : Brees to Vikings .. ???

03-05-2006, 05:25 AM

Sid Hartman of The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports (sort of) that the Vikings are likely to make a run at Chargers quarterback Drew Brees, who'll hit the market at the start of free agency.

Brees, per Hartman, has a great relationship with new Vikings personnel boss Fran Foley. Foley previously was the director of pro personnel in San Diego.

The challenge for the Vikings, however, would be to work out a trade for current starter Daunte Culpepper before pursuing Brees. If other teams chase Brees when free agency opens at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, the Vikes will have to decide whether to jump into the fray without a deal in place for Daunte, even though it would be an implicit admission to the rest of the league that Minny isn't serious about keeping Culpepper -- meaning that he'd be cut before his $6 million roster bonus comes due in the middle of the month.

But anyone interested in Brees should be **** sure that he's on track to be recovered in time to play this season. Recent reports indicated that his shoulder injury was more than a torn labrum, and that he also had a partially torn rotator cuff.