Sitting down for an appearance on ESPN's NFL Postseason Countdown, Payton was asked if he sees Brees taking a seat in the TV booth in 2020 -- or, in other words, retiring.
"No, I see him on the field this upcoming season," Payton said.
Payton clarified that he believes Brees will return to the Saints and is likely to speak with his longtime QB on Monday.
At the least, it's a line that bodes well for the future as Saints fans and record books are concerned.
Brees, who turns 41 on Wednesday, led the NFL with a 74.3 completion percentage this past season and had 2,979 yards and 27 touchdown passes in 11 games (he missed five games with a thumb injury).