NFC South Notes: Saints, Brees, Panthers, Smith

Many have wondered how much longer Saints quarterback Drew Brees will continue to play, but GM Mickey Loomis says he isn’t stressing over the 40-year-old quarterback’s future.

You know, I don’t think we look at it that way anymore. I think we look at it in terms of, ‘Hey, this year,’ you know? And man, he had a great season last year, and we expect a great season this year,” Loomis said (via The Advocate). “And so for as long as he wants to play and can play, he’s going to have that opportunity.”

If Brees returns for 2020, he’ll might not have any worlds left to conquer. Already, the veteran has set new NFL all-time records for career completions and passing yards. Meanwhile, he’s just 20 career passing touchdowns away from vaulting past Peyton Manning‘s 539 mark.

The Saints will happily keep Brees as long as he’s playing at an elite level, but they will have to figure out his contractual situation in order to stay the course. As it stands, Brees is set to count for $21.3MM in dead money against the Saints’ cap in 2020, which may prompt the team to kick the can down the road with yet another contract adjustment.

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