Drew Brees doesn't want to play anywhere but New Orleans. That's fine and dandy, but there are a few details that make that less than guaranteed. Brees is in the final year of his contract. The quarterback is 38 years old. And while this might sound preposterous, the Saints are the least reliant upon him that they've ever been in his time in New Orleans. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported recently that the Saints are unsure of Brees' future status, in part because of his contract, and also because of the expectation that he will want a large sum of money. With all of that considered, it sounds like this isn't a situation that will be easily, or at least quickly resolved. "I'll handle 2018 when 2018 gets here, but right now I'm in the moment, I'm in 2017," Brees said during an appearance on Hardwick & Richards on XTRA 1360-AM. "We're trying to get a little bit better each and every week. I feel like we've got a great opportunity ahead of us and I don't plan on leaving New Orleans ever. "Hopefully, I know all of that stuff takes care of itself when it's supposed to. I have not approached them about any contract. We just have a great understanding here. Listen, we're going to go through this season and we'll revisit it in the offseason. Right now, I'm in the moment."
Drew Brees: 'I don't plan on leaving New Orleans ever'
NFL.com | Nov 14