New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ORG XMIT: GAMS1

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NFL owners are getting set to vote on a rules change that would cut the overtime period from 15 minutes down to just 10.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees believes that would be a mistake.

Brees told The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday that he thinks more games would end the way nobody wants. 

"I just heard about it today," Brees said. "I'm not sure what the thought process was going into it, but just from what I see, I would disagree with it, because I think more games are going to end in ties."

When teams can trade field goals, Brees believes, it's easier for a game to end in a tie.

"That additional five minutes, especially with the rules change where in essence both teams get a possession," Brees said, referring to the NFL's shift away from sudden-death overtime a couple of years ago. "I think what we already saw with the new rules, if a field goal can't win it on the first possession, we've seen more ties."

If the goal is to give both teams a chance, Brees is an advocate of the college overtime system, where both teams trade possessions with the ball starting on their opponent's 25-yard line.

"I like it, it's exciting," Brees said. "And you're limiting the number of plays as well when you give a team the ball at the 25-yard line. You're reducing the number of plays, it's exciting for fans, it's situational football."

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