Drew Brees not stressing about his contract talks

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he's not concerned about a stall in contract talks. "I don't like to talk about contract during the season," Brees said. "If you go back to 2011, where it began to drag into the season, three weeks in I was like, 'I don't want to deal with it anymore, I want to focus on football, I want to focus on the season.' ... That'll be my approach again.
"So there's a deal to be done now, and then if it doesn't get done now, then there will be a different deal to get done at the end of the year."
Brees, 37, is entering the final year of a five-year, $100 million contract. "Whether I'm locked up for five years or whether I just have a one-year deal, it's still the same mindset for me," Brees said. "And that is that I'm playing year to year in regards to what I have to prove. Is there maybe security on paper? A little bit, yeah. But it doesn't affect my approach or my preparation or anything."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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