"I could play for another ten years," he said, "and that would be my goal."
Brees cited Peyton Manning and Brett Favre as examples of quarterbacks performing at a high level well into their 30s and, in Favre's case, early 40s.
Last season, Brees threw for more than 5,000 yards for the third consecutive season. Five NFL quarterbacks, including Brees, have thrown for more than 5,000 yards in a season, but Brees is the only player to do it more than once. He has four such seasons.
- Dan Gartland