Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes the football against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees plans to play into his 40s

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has had one of the more successful careers under center in the history of the NFL. Entering his 14th season in the league, Brees has already passed for over 51,000 yards, and of course has collected himself a Super Bowl ring.

There are many that believe that by the time his career is over, he’ll have at least one more championship ring to add to that collection, and if Brees’ recent comments about how much longer he intends to play are any indication, he’ll have ample time to get that done.

“Do I hope I can play into my 40s? Yes, I do. As long as I’m healthy and playing at a high level, then why not?” Brees told the Associated Press. “I certainly don’t take it for granted and know that obviously you’ve got to prove yourself every year.”

Brees will be 35-years-old entering this season, meaning that he’ll have  five more years, at the very least, to lead the Saints back to the Super Bowl.

What could also help in that pursuit was the recent acquisition in the NFL Draft of wide receiver Brandin Cooks, whom Brees was very quick to praise.

“There’s no doubt he’s a guy who has the ability to be a big contributor for us on offense this year,” Brees said.



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