The New Orleans Saints quarterback appeared on an episode of "The Ellen Show" that aired Tuesday and discussed his contract status along with what he still hopes to accomplish in his career.
"I'm playing year to year, and creating a sense of urgency each year because I want to come (on the show) with the Vince Lombardi trophy again," said Brees. "I want to make that commitment to you. I want to come back here with that Vince Lombardi trophy just like we did almost nine years ago."
Brees, who has been a regular on the talk show, said he's not in a rush to sign a new deal and likes that his current deal is pushing him to accomplish his goals quickly.
"No, I don't plan on going anywhere for a while, but I do also want to value each and every year," said Brees. "It doesn't really matter what my contract looks like to me, whether it's long term or short term, because to me, I have to prove myself each and every year, prove that I'm the guy to quarterback that team and to lead that team and to help us win a championship.
"Eventually, I just want to go out on my terms, and when I do, it's just gonna be to step into the next chapter of my life, which is gonna be all about my family and coaching my kids. I get to be full-time job."
Brees is 38 years old, but has yet to show signs of slowing down as he completed his fifth 5,000-yard season of his career in 2016. No other quarterback in NFL history has more than one season with that many passing yards.
You can watch Brees' full segment with Ellen below:
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