The 35-year-old said on Friday that he would like to play football for 10 more years, via NFL.com's Albert Breer:
No doubt. There's no question. 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?
In what may have been an odd coincidence, Brees was randomly drug tested over the weekend:
On Friday I said I thought I could play til age 45. I have been “randomly” selected for drug tests the last 2 days. What’s up with that! Lol— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 27, 2014
At least the veteran quarterback was able to get a good laugh out of the timing.
This isn't the first time that the NFL has had suspicious timing with a "random" drug test in the past year. Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was randomly tested after making a big hit during a game last season.