Future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees is among several high-profile players at that position set to hit free agency in March.
Unlike other signal callers, the 41-year-old Brees has no intention of leaving his current team.
The New Orleans Saints all-time great told NFL Media’s Jane Slater during Pro Bowl festivities in Orlando that he plans to re-sign with the team.
“I’ve played with them 14 years,” Brees said. “It’s not a matter of if it gets done but when.” The future Hall of Famer then noted that he’ll “always be a Saint.”
None of this should come as a surprise. Brees and Saints head coach Sean Payton will continue to be tied at the hip. If they are both in the NFL, it will be together.
Brees is coming off another tremendous season, having completed 74.3% of his passes with 27 touchdowns and four interceptions en route to leading New Orleans to a 13-3 record.
Unfortunately, their season came to an abrupt end in an upset loss to the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Wildcard round.