The man who has watched more Drew Brees film than anybody else hasn’t seen any decline in his quarterback’s game.
If anything, Sean Payton believes Brees has somehow staved off the advance of age entirely.
Brought on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Wednesday and asked how many years Brees has left at the top of his game, Payton said the end is far from near.
“Still multiple,” Payton said. “He’s had one of his better seasons here in the last five years. He was outstanding.”
Brees, who led the NFL with 4,870 passing yards despite missing a game with a bruised rotator cuff, threw 32 touchdown passes and just 11 interceptions while working with an overhauled receiving corps.
Famously disciplined about his workout and eating habits, Brees has been able to keep himself playing at a high level.
“I have not seen that example yet where you feel like, ah, there’s some type of dropoff,” Payton said. “In fact, I’d say, amazingly enough for him, the way he can prepare. … There’s not been one minute that you’ve seen something different.”