Saints QB Drew Brees reveals how long he may play in the NFL
New Orleans Saints superstar Drew Brees turns 41 years old in the middle of this month, and after a third straight gut-wrenching exit from the playoffs, you have to wonder how much more football he can take.
The Saints quarterback has a decision to make this offseason, and he dodged questions about his future following the Saints’ Wild Card Round playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week.
When asked about how much football he thinks he has left on Wednesday, Brees was somewhat cryptic in his response, but he does think he can still play:
“I know I can still play,” said Brees, according to Kristian Garic of WWLAMFM. “I know I could play another three-to-four years. I want to do it on my own terms.”
Notice that Brees used words like “can” and “could” instead of “will,” so it’s possible that he genuinely does not know what he is going to do just yet. The Saints quarterback put forth a mediocre performance against the Vikings, completing 26 of his 33 throws for 208 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
He also missed five games during the regular season with a thumb injury, but when he was on the field, he was brilliant, throwing for 2,979 yards, 27 touchdowns, and four picks while completing 74.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 116.3, earning his 13th Pro Bowl selection as a result.
Brees also set the single-game record for completion percentage back in Week 15, completing 29 of his 30 passes in a blowout victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Purdue product has been a member of the Saints since 2006.