Drew Brees said moments after signing a contract extension that he believes he’ll retire a Saint.
“I’m humbled and honored, and have been since the day I first set foot here as a New Orleans Saint. It’s been an incredible journey and I hope to continue that journey for quite a bit longer,” Brees said. “Both sides are very happy, certainly I’m very happy. I want to play my entire career here. . . . This allows me to be here for a bit longer and I’ll be here as long as they’ll have me.”
Brees said the process of getting a new deal worked out was complicated, but he and the team were always on the same page about what it will take to win another Super Bowl before he retires.
“The thing we’re all aligned on is what puts this team in the best position to win and the best position to win a championship,” Brees said.
Brees is 37 and has said he wants to play into his 40s, so this contract, which locks him up through 2017, may not be the last of his career. But he hopes he’s in the last place he’ll ever play.