On Super Bowl Sunday, Drew Brees remained philosophical about losing in five tries to the Philadelphia Eagles, three times when one-point losses were decided by a touchdown or less. And the Saints lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII when Stephen Gostkowski came through with a field goal that hit the right upright, allowed the Patriots to take a win and avoid a repeat of a heart-breaking loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
The Saints, coming off a 5-11 season in 2018, are trying to create the same atmosphere as the 2004 New England Patriots, who went 11-5 and won the Super Bowl in the same season that the Patriots used the Spygate scandal and a trip to the NFL championship game as motivation.
Meanwhile, Brees was signed to a three-year contract extension worth $50 million. His first season with the Saints was Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts. Brees finished with 3,870 yards passing, second on the all-time list to Peyton Manning's 4,727.
Now Brees, 38, seems eager to continue playing.
"I don't plan on not playing football," he said. "I do plan on making another run at it."