Drew Brees Comments on Playing Beyond 40, Contract Negotiations with Saints

July 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 37 years old and entering the final year of his contract, but he believes he will play into his 40s.
According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the signal-caller said “without a question” when discussing whether he can maintain his high level of play past his 40th birthday:
I don’t see any reason why I can’t play at the highest level for the next five years. Minimum. ... I want to step away from this game when I’m ready to step away from this game. Not because somebody tells me I can’t play or because my level of play has fallen off. I have a goal in mind, (but) I’m gonna keep that to myself.
Brees' contract negotiations—or lack thereof—have been a dominant headline hovering over the Saints as the 2016 season approaches. Triplett reported the guaranteed money in any potential new deal is possibly “one of the greatest sticking points.”
Triplett also p...

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