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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Drew Brees wants to play until he’s 45 years old

Drew BreesDon’t expect some of today’s top quarterbacks to pass the torch onto the up-and-comers any time soon.

Drew Brees said Friday that he believes he can continue playing for another 10 years and that playing until he’s 45 is a realistic possibility.

“No doubt. There’s no question,” Brees said Friday via NFL.com. “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 biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?”

Brees explained that being able to play until he’s 45 is about having the right mindset. He cited guys like Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as evidence that quarterbacks can play at a high level. Brady has also recently said he plans to play past the age of 40.

If Brees does play another 10 seasons, you figure he’d be able to break some of Brett Favre’s records. The Saints quarterback is fifth all time in passing yards and fourth in passing touchdowns. The only problem is he might still be chasing Peyton Manning, who is close to Favre on the charts.

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