"Do I hope I can play into my 40s? Yes, I do. As long as I'm healthy and playing at a high level, then why not?" Brees, 35, said this week, per The Associated Press. "I certainly don't take it for granted and know that obviously you've got to prove yourself every year."
In today's NFL, Brees has a shot.
There's no hint of a decline. Brees last season pulled off the third-highest completion percentage (68.6) of his career, while recording his lowest interception rate (1.8) since 2004.
Until we see him tossing worm-burners to phantoms, Brees remains a candidate to test the position's longevity limits.