A couple of days ago, Drew Brees said that he has at least 10 years left of playing time in the NFL and the New Orleans Saints could greatly benefit if that was true. On July 27, 2014, Brees hopped on Twitter and said that his comments about longevity in the NFL earned him a couple of "randomly" selected drug tests.
On Sunday morning, Brees tweeted:
"On Friday I said I thought I could play til age 45. I have been 'randomly' selected for drug tests the last 2 days. What's up with that! Lol"
Maybe it's coincidence or maybe it's not, but it sure is amusing. It obviously was just as funny to Brees who made sure to put "randomly" in quotation marks and then to laugh about it at the very end of his Twitter post.
Last week, the 35-year-old Brees was talking about the upcoming season and his career in the NFL. He believes he still has plenty of time left to play and believes that playing until the age of 45 is not out of the question at all.
"No doubt. There's no question. I'm not getting ahead myself, like it's a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I'm having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn't I wanna do that? The biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?"
The NFL does randomly select drug tests to happen from time-to-time, and it's been that way for years, but their timing is impeccable. Brees is a quarterback that has always had a clean record in the NFL as far as drug tests, fines, off-field incidents or lack-thereof.
Perhaps it was pure coincidence that Brees was selected for random drug testing after his comments, but it's still strange. As Bleacher Report pointed out, Indianapolis Colts' punter Pat McAfee was "randomly" drug tested last season after making a big hit in a game.