'Absolutely' Drew Brees expects to finish career in New Orleans, he says Monday morning on Dan Patrick Show _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks for a receiver during the fourth quarter Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 52-49 on a field goal by New Orleans Saints kicker Kai Forbath (5) with no time left.

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Drew Brees “absolutely” wants to finish his career in New Orleans, the Saints quarterback told The Dan Patrick Show on Monday morning.

Brees, who has been the subject of rumors that he could potentially be traded at the end of the season — including an ESPN suggestion last week that New Orleans should trade him to the Jets — is coming off of the best statistical performance of his career, a 511-yard, seven-touchdown performance on Sunday.

Patrick asked Brees point-blank on Monday whether or not he expected to finish his career in New Orleans.

“Absolutely,” Brees said.

Brees also told Patrick that his mindset has changed over his career, essentially that he’s kept setting goals as the career has gone along.

“You get to 35 and you say, what’s next? Why not 40?” Brees said. “I’m not naive, I realize this is a what have you done for me lately business.”

Brees also mentioned that his kids were a bit conflicted about who they needed to cheer for in Sunday’s Saints-Giants tilt.

“My sons go to Newman School, which is where Eli Manning and Odell Beckham went to high school,” Brees said. “So my oldest decides he’s going to cheer for Odell Beckham and Eli Manning.”