The Bernard Berrian 2008 Free Agency tour is set to start Friday in Minnesota when he pays a visit to the NFC North rival Vikings. Sources say that the Vikings along with possibly the Titans are two teams that right off the bat will look to grab Berrian before his tour of other teams around the league would continue. It was reported Thursday that Berrian had turned down an offer from the Bears for five years at $25 million.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is so anxious to grab Berrian, that he sent his own private jet to California to grab Berrian and bring him back to the Twin Cities. The Sun-Times says Berrian is seeking a deal that would give him $18 mil guaranteed with $24.5 million payable in the first three seasons, meaning he is looking at about $8 mil per season if he gets what he wants.
Berrain caught 71 passes for 951 yards and five TD’s in 2007, and wasn’t all that impressive over the last three games of his Bears career, as he caught just a total of 7 passes in the last three games for 68 yards and one TD. You can expect someone, likely the Vikings, to overpay for Berrian just to make a major splash in free agency.