Saints quarterback Drew Brees told reporters on Friday that he would like to play football for another 10 years.
“No doubt. There’s no question,” Brees said, in a private moment. “I’m not getting ahead myself, like it’s a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I’m having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn’t I wanna do that? The biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?”
Saints head coach Sean Payton forgets that Brees is 35.
“I don’t see age with him until I see his children,” Payton told NFL Media. “I always say that, when you see each other, you see each other the same way. And then all of the sudden, I’ll see Baylen or Bowen, and you’re like, ‘Holy cow.’ That’s when you recognize the years we’ve been here.”