Drew Brees doesn't plan on testing the free agent market, even if that means he will lose leverage in his next contract with the New Orleans Saints.
"I'm not in the mood to make anything secretive," Brees said with a laugh when asked about being chased down by the media for months with questions about his contract. "It's the same way I felt two days ago. It's the same way I felt 12 years ago. That is that I'll be here as long as they'll have me, hopefully."
Brees and the Saints last negotiated a one-year extension in September of 2016 in which he would be signed through 2017. Brees and the Saints didn't discuss an extension lsat offseason. The Saints cannot place the franchise tag on Brees, however, because of a clause in his current deal.
"We're just two days removed, so I really haven't given it a ton of thought -- other than, I know where my mindset's been the whole time, and that's that I'll be here," said Brees, who turned 39 on Monday.