Although Drew Brees is 40, one of his former teammates believes he isn't close to calling it quits.
"But if you ask Drew," he added, "he's got like another 10 or 15 years left."
Brees finished last season with 3,992 passing yards and 32 touchdowns to only five interceptions. He led the NFL with a 115.7 passer rating and broke his own record with a 74.4 completion percentage.
His play earned him his 12th career Pro Bowl selection and second-team All-Pro honors behind Patrick Mahomes. And Considering Tom Brady is almost two years older and still getting it done, Brees doesn't necessarily have to retire anytime soon.
Teddy Bridgewater recently signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal to back up Brees instead of potentially becoming a starter with the Miami Dolphins, telling Luke Johnson of the Times-Picayune: "I'm still 26 years old. The way I look at it is that I'll have another opportunity to start in this league at some point."
He could be planning on taking over for Brees down the line, although there is clearly no timetable for that.