Drew Brees is staying put Case Keenum is headed to the Rocky Mountains.

Kirk Cousins? His first visit as a free agent will be to Minnesota, with the Vikings long considered a natural landing spot for one of the most valuable quarterbacks.

One day before the league’s new year begins, quarterbacks are again stealing the spotlight.

The Saints and Brees agreed to a two-year, $50 million extension with New Orleans, with $27 million guaranteed the first year, two people familiar with the contract told The Associated Press.

Brees, 39, wants to finish his career in New Orleans, where he has played since 2006, won a Super Bowl and led one of the most productive offenses in the NFL.

“I’ll be here as long as they’ll have me,” Brees said after last season ended.

Keenum, 30, a backup when the season began, guided Minnesota to the NFC North title and into the conference championship game. He is considered the second-best QB available in free agency.

Denver chose to bypass incumbents Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch and go for Keenum, who can’t sign until Wednesday.

Cousins will visit with the Vikings on Wednesday, agent Mike McCartney said. ESPN reported that Cousins will sign with the Vikings, but McCartney said no decision has been made yet by his client.

Cardinals: Sam Bradford has agreed to terms with Arizona, according to ESPN, on a one-year deal worth up to $20 million, including $15 million guaranteed.

Packers: Green Bay reached a verbal agreement with tight end Jimmy Graham, according to a source, and plan to sign him when free agency opens Wednesday afternoon.

n Green Bay released veteran receiver Jordy Nelson – the third-leading receiver in franchise history – and saving more than $10 million in cap space.

Nelson had 550 receptions and 69 touchdown catches in 10 seasons in Green Bay. But his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury.

Bears: Chicago is set to sign Jacksonville receiver Allen Robinson and Philadelphia tight end Trey Burton, giving quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some playmaking targets.

BILLS: Veteran middle linebacker Paul Posluszny retired Tuesday after 11 NFL seasons with Buffalo and Jacksonville, calling it quits because he can “no longer compete at a level that I find acceptable.”

n Buffalo bolstered its interior defensive line, agreeing to a deal with Carolina tackle Star Lotulelei and re-signing Kyle Williams.

CHIEFS: Kansas City will add wide receiver Sammy Watkins and middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens, filling two glaring needs.

The 24-year-old Watkins intends to sign a $48 million, three-year contract with $30 million in guarantees, while the 25-year-old Hitchens agreed to a five-year deal, two people familiar with their decisions told the AP.

BROWNS: Star left offensive tackle Joe Thomas has not yet informed the team on his future plans, and the uncertainty is influencing the Browns’ plans in NFL free agency.

The 10-time Pro Bowler has been mulling retirement ever since his 2017 season ended when he tore his left triceps.

The NFL has promoted Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer, making her the highest-ranking woman at the league offices.

Turcke has overseen NFL Network in the last year. She replaces Tod Leiweke, who has left the league after three years in the job. Turcke will lead the marketing, communications, human resources, international and events and technology departments.

Eagles: Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and linebacker Corey Nelson agreed on one-year contracts with the Philadelphia, according to two people familiar with the deals.

Lions: Detroit re-signed safety Tavon Wilson, who has started 23 of 25 games the last two years with the Lions. New England picked Wilson in the second round in 2012 and the former Illinois star played in 54 games, starting four, over four years with them.

Falcons: Atlanta signed offensive lineman Austin Pasztor and cornerback Leon McFadden to one-year extensions one day before the backups would have become unrestricted free agents.

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