Brees laughs off Saints exit reports


Drew Brees has heard rumblings the band is breaking up in New Orleans, but the Saints quarterback just laughed it off.

With rumours Saints coach Sean Payton could be elsewhere next season, multiple reports have also said the Saints will part with Brees, who will enter the final year of a five-year, $100million contract.

Brees told NFL Network the duo were going nowhere, making it clear on Wednesday he was sick of answering questions on the topic.

"It's not that I am tired of it. I find it pretty funny," Brees said.

"I mean, I think I have been traded to no less than four other teams. I mean, there were talks throughout the off-season, obviously there have been a few mentioned during this season. I'm sure there will be a few more in the month of January.

"I chuckle and wonder where they come from. I wonder how some people in this industry have a job.

"Reporting some of the stuff that they report with their sources or their cousin or whoever they are talking to to get their information. That is why I kind of laugh and chuckle and it's good that we can all laugh about it right here."

Payton, who is contracted through 2017, and Brees have been together since 2006.

The two led the Saints to a Super Bowl title in 2009 and the same core group of veteran leaders has been together for 10 years. 

But the Saints are out of play-off contention this season, holding a 6-9 win-loss record.