Saints continue to marvel at Drew Brees' work ethic as he turns 40 (1 Viewer)

(Photo by Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune)

By Josh Katzenstein, | The Times-Picayune

Age is just a number.

It’s a popular saying, and over the past couple weeks, it was a common refrain from New Orleans Saints players as they discussed quarterback Drew Brees, who turns 40 on Tuesday.

Whenever new players join the Saints, they see just how ageless Brees is when he puts his incredible physical fitness on display in the conditioning test that precedes training camp each year.

“With a lot of us tired, he breezes through them like that’s his last name, really,” said linebacker Craig Robertson, who joined the Saints three years ago. ...

During Brees’ 13 seasons with the Saints, he said he’s finished in the top five of the conditioning test each year — until, reluctantly, 2018. Last July, coach Sean Payton threw Brees a bone.

“He said, ‘You’re not going to like this, but you’re not going to have a choice,’” Brees said, recounting the conversation. ...

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