Drew Brees Says He’ll Play ‘Til He’s 45, Gets Drug Tested
Drew Brees told Nfl.com's Albert Breer on Friday, he'd like to play until he's 45. A quarterback playing into his forties isn't without precedent. Brett Favre played in an NFC Championship at age 41, losing to the Saints, who went on to win Super Bowl XLIV. Warren Moon, and Vinny Testaverde played until age 44.
"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?" -Drew Brees
The All Pro quarterback was twice selected for "random'' drug tests over the weekend. Coincidence? Maybe.
He kept a sense of humor, posting on his Twitter page, "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"