‘I’m Not Delusional’ Brees Says He’s Serious About Playing Until 45

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WGNO) – Was he serious? Drew Brees said he was dead serious when he talked about playing in the NFL until he was 45 years old.

Brees turns 36 in January.

“I am not delusional,” Brees told reporters Tuesday at Saints training camp in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

“You have to come out and prove yourself every year. But, why not push the envelope a little bit? Crazier things have happened. It is not going to be easy, but I tried to play this game like I was a kid.”

Brees invoked the name of George Blanda, who played in the NFL until age 48 with the Raiders. Blanda played his final nine seasons with Oakland, but he served primarily as a placekicker. He threw only 119 passes as a Raider.