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Report: Drew Brees plans to retire after playoffs

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Could Sunday night's NFC Divisional Round matchup vs. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers be Drew Brees' final NFL game?

The New Orleans Saints quarterback, who turned 42 years old on Friday, will retire after the playoffs according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

Brady has 'a great amount of respect' for Brees

"Drew Brees, tonight will be the last game he plays at the Superdome," Glazer said on FOX's pregame show. "And whenever his last game is, if they lose tonight, if they lose next week, that'll be the last game he plays in the NFL. ... That is it. Drew Brees will be done. Tom Brady will continue. Drew Brees, this will be his last game in the Superdome."

If Brees indeed plans to hang 'em up after this postseason, he'll finish his NFL career as the all-time passing yards leader (80,358) and second all-time in passing touchdowns (571). The Super Bowl XLIV MVP is a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Brees will look to end Brady's quest for a seventh Super Bowl title on Sunday night. The winner of Buccaneers vs. Saints will visit Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship game.