Drew Brees made his future NFL plans extremely clear earlier this week.
The New Orleans Saints quarterback announced on Instagram earlier this year that he would be returning for another season. ““My feelings about the 2020 season! I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!” he wrote, sharing a picture of himself on a mountaintop.
Brees will not be playing anywhere but New Orleans. He made that obvious during an interview earlier this week.
“Listen, I have no intention of going anywhere,” Brees said on WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show. “I don’t care what the offer would be or what the situation might be, I am Who Dat Nation for life.”
How much longer can Brees, 41, play in the NFL? He thinks another four years or so, at least.
“I think, for me, it’s not a matter of whether I can still play the game — definitely feel like I can still play the game,” Brees told WBZ-TV. “I could play it for quite a bit longer if I really wanted to.”
Brees told WBZ-TV that he thinks he can play in the NFL until he’s 45 years old. He turned 41 years old in January, so that would mean four or five more seasons.
Brees has played in the NFL since 2001. He’s coming off a 2019 season in which he threw for 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions.
The Saints’ 2019 season ended in disappointing fashion, though, as they fell to the Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Game.