Drew Brees believes he can play in the NFL until he's 45
Drew Brees owns plenty of NFL career passing records. He’s won a Super Bowl, been a 13-time Pro Bowl selection and has been the league’s Offensive Player of the Year twice. There’s not a lot he hasn’t accomplished.
And has Brees has entered his early 40s, the time he has remaining on the field is winding down. But the New Orleans superstar quarterback believes he still has a few years left in him.
Brees, now 41, believes he can play until age 45.
“It’s not just a matter of ‘Can you do it?'” Brees told The Greg Hill Show on WEEI radio. “It’s ‘What are you sacrificing in order to be able to play this game and give it the time and dedication that it deserves?’
“I’m not just saying this, honestly, I’m one year at a time. If you ask me, ‘How long do I think I can do this?’ I think I can do this until age 45. I’m 41 right now. But there’s other factors. It’s not just a matter of ‘Can you do it?’ It’s, ‘What are you sacrificing in order to be able to play this game and give it the time and dedication that it deserves.'” Because, even in the offseason, there is a lot of time and dedication to this.”
Brees has been with New Orleans since 2006 and has thrown for over 77,000 career yards and totaled 547 touchdown passes. He’s frequently led the Saints to the NFL playoffs but is still searching for his second Super Bowl ring.
With New Orleans still having an incredibly effective offense and talented wide receivers, Brees still has the potential to make a difference on the field for a few more years.
Below are Brees’ comments from the Greg Hill Show.
— The Greg Hill Show (@TheGregHillShow) March 5, 2020