New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said that he wants to play in the NFL until he turns 45, and he cited quarterbacks such as Brett Favre to justify his dream.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is already 35, but he is not ready to retire any time soon. According to his latest comments, he wants to play in the NFL until he is 45.
Brees justified his dream that many would deem impossible. “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 quarterback told NFL media.
The eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback also went on to point out that Brett Favre played into his 40s and Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are each nearing 40 while showing no signs of slowing down.
Brees’ contract with the Saints will expire in 2016, but he will likely sign a contract that guarantees he will retire with the Saints since he has maintained an elite level.
If he fulfills his desire to play until age 45, he may threaten to break the records for passing yards and touchdown passes. He currently ranks fifth and fourth all-time in those respective categories.