New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recognizes that the end of his playing career is nearing closer. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Brees is 41 years old and set to play out his 20th season in the NFL, assuming he does come back in 2020. But he knows the end is near.

Speaking with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Brees opened up a bit about the “scary feeling that at some point” he will have to walk away from the game. He talked about how he’s been playing football for the past 30 years and acknowledged that he just won’t be able to continue playing at the high level he’s accustomed to indefinitely.

Brees also admitted that he struggles with the idea of walking away from the game but said that his next chapter in life will be even better than the last.

The good news for New Orleans Saints fans is that is sure sounds like Brees is set on coming back in 2020, even if in the meantime his representatives have been looking into the potential of a broadcasting career after he retires.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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ARI* / 180 / 1966-83
Jim Hart
ATL / 189 / 2008-19
Matt Ryan
BAL / 163 / 2008-18
Joe Flacco
BUF / 163 / 1973-84
Joe Ferguson
CAR / 124 / 2011-19
Cam Newton
CHI / 102 / 2009-16
Jay Cutler
CIN / 172 / 1971-86
Ken Anderson
CLE / 114 / 1946-55
Otto Graham
DAL / 165 / 1989-2000
Troy Aikman
DEN / 231 / 1983-1998
John Elway
DET / 149 / 2009-2019
Matthew Stafford
GB / 253 / 1992-2007
Brett Favre
HOU / 88 / 2007-13
Matt Schaub
IND / 208 / 1998-2010
Peyton Manning
JAX / 117 / 1995-2003
Mark Brunell
KC / 157 / 1962-1975
Len Dawson
LAC / 224 / 2004-19
Philip Rivers
LAR / 119 / 1962-72
Roman Gabriel
MIA / 240 / 1983-99
Dan Marino
MIN / 170 / 1961-78
Fran Tarkenton
NE / 283 / 2000-19
Tom Brady
NO / 216 / 2006-19
Drew Brees
NYG / 234 / 2004-19
Eli Manning
NYJ / 125 / 1965-76
Joe Namath
OAK / 96 / 1970-79
Ken Stabler
PHI / 142 / 1999-2009
Donovan McNabb
PIT / 216 / 2004-19
Ben Roethlisberger
SEA / 131 / 2001-10
Matt Hasselbeck
SF / 158 / 1957-73
John Brodie
TB / 76 / 1994-99
Trent Dilfer
TEN* / 139 / 1984-93
Warren Moon
WAS / 124 / 1974-85
Joe Theismann

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