Brees: 'I don't plan on leaving New Orleans ever'
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Drew Brees is enjoying his 17th NFL season, while playing in the final year of his contract with the New Orleans Saints.

The 38-year-old has New Orleans in contention in the NFC this year, and he's not looking to the future for now.

"I'll handle 2018 when 2018 gets here, but right now I'm in the moment, I'm in 2017," Brees said on XTRA 1360-AM, according to Nick Shook of

"We're trying to get a little bit better each and every week. I feel like we've got a great opportunity ahead of us and I don't plan on leaving New Orleans ever."

Brees has accounted for a significant chunk of the Saints' salary-cap dollars, but hasn't had any discussions with the team about a contract moving forward. New Orleans doesn't appear to have a succession plan in place, however.

"Hopefully, I know all of that stuff takes care of itself when it's supposed to. I have not approached them about any contract. We just have a great understanding here," Brees added. "Listen, we're going to go through this season and we'll revisit it in the offseason. Right now, I'm in the moment."

Brees: 'I don't plan on leaving New Orleans ever'
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